1. Introduction

  1. Bendix Carstensen1,2

Published Online: 24 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470683019.ch1

Comparing Clinical Measurement Methods: A Practical Guide

Comparing Clinical Measurement Methods: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Carstensen, B. (2010) Introduction, in Comparing Clinical Measurement Methods: A Practical Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470683019.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark

  2. 2

    Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694237

Online ISBN: 9780470683019

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Keywords:

  • comparison studies;
  • linear relationship

Summary

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, which gives the reader access to practical tools for analyzing method comparison studies, guidance on what to report, and perhaps most importantly some guidance on how to plan comparison studies and hints as to what can and what cannot be inferred from such studies, and under what assumptions. The book starts with a few brief examples that highlight some of the topics: (1) the simplest situation, with one measurement by each of two methods; (2) replicate measurement by each method and exchangeability; (3) linear relationship with slope different from 1; and (4) more than two methods.