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Epidemiological Studies: A Practical Guide

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7050.176a (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:176
  1. Sheila M Gore

    Alan J Silman Cambridge University Press, £14.95, pp 175ISBN 0 521 43979 5

    Written as a handbook for those who wish to do epidemiology to a standard sufficient for satisfying grant bodies, ethics committees, and editors, Epidemiological Studies stops short of data analysis. This is the province of statistics textbooks, Silman advises—which is true enough as long as neither grant bodies nor editors insist on explanation of the statistical methods by which epidemiologists reach a final regression-adjusted analysis.

    Until they do so insist, there is a danger that …

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