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A Dictionary of Epidemiology - Miquel Porta

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

By: Miquel Porta (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th July 2014
ISBN: 9780199976737
Number Of Pages: 384

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This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required.

More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

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"A crucial addtion to any library or epidemiologist's bookshelf." --CHOICE "A required tool for any student of the discipline. New students found definitions from the book to be approachable and quite clear. Students further along in their studies appreciated the straightforward definitions. The fun I experience in perusing the Dictionary is based in my ability to quickly grasp the meaning of critical terms. The vast majority of definitions are limited to a few concise, comprehendible lines, written in laymen's language." --American Journal of Epidemiology "This is an absolute mine of information. The reach of this book is enormous, and I for one will always have it on the lowest of my book shelves within easy reach. This is an excellent way of refreshing, revising, and reminding yourself when memory has faded a little. It is a 'must-have' for any serious epidemiologist or student of epidemiology." --Public Health "The dictionary can be of interest to a wide audience of people, scientists or not, who either just discovered or are familiar with epidemiology. This short and handy dictionary is definitely a creative knowledge object." --Preventive Medicine "Anybody among us -- epidemiologists and would-be epidemiologists -- should also have a copy of this book at hand for frequent consultation. Miquel Porta dealt with the challenge of preparing reader-friendly texts on a wide range of subjects, which will satisfy both a beginner and an experienced epidemiologist. Priceless!" --Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health "A required reference for the student or the recent graduate in the discipline. Also for those who stuck to previous editions and now realize it is time to update." --Gaceta Sanitaria "An important and welcome source of authoritative information. It will undoubtedly be widely consulted by students, health practitioners and researchers in a multitude of social sciences and health-related disciplines." --Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Featured in The Epidemiology Monitor. "Greatly superior to searching though epidemiology papers for definitions of terms or concepts. Printed books may be going out of fashion, but a paperback on the desk is actually more 'user-friendly' than wading through entries of questionable provenance on a search engine." -- European Journal of Clinical Investigation "A source of fascinating insights in the subjects I know and a challenging and tantalizing introduction to subjects I do not know-a vital resource for students, practitioners, teachers, and resources." -- Annals of Epidemiology "A crucial addtion to any library or epidemiologist's bookshelf." --CHOICE "A required tool for any student of the discipline. New students found definitions from the book to be approachable and quite clear. Students further along in their studies appreciated the straightforward definitions. The fun I experience in perusing the Dictionary is based in my ability to quickly grasp the meaning of critical terms. The vast majority of definitions are limited to a few concise, comprehendible lines, written in laymen's language." --American Journal of Epidemiology "This is an absolute mine of information. The reach of this book is enormous, and I for one will always have it on the lowest of my book shelves within easy reach. This is an excellent way of refreshing, revising, and reminding yourself when memory has faded a little. It is a 'must-have' for any serious epidemiologist or student of epidemiology." --Public Health "The dictionary can be of interest to a wide audience of people, scientists or not, who either just discovered or are familiar with epidemiology. This short and handy dictionary is definitely a creative knowledge object." --Preventive Medicine "Anybody among us -- epidemiologists and would-be epidemiologists -- should also have a copy of this book at hand for frequent consultation. Miquel Porta dealt with the challenge of preparing reader-friendly texts on a wide range of subjects, which will satisfy both a beginner and an experienced epidemiologist. Priceless!" --Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health "A required reference for the student or the recent graduate in the discipline. Also for those who stuck to previous editions and now realize it is time to update." --Gaceta Sanitaria "An important and welcome source of authoritative information. It will undoubtedly be widely consulted by students, health practitioners and researchers in a multitude of social sciences and health-related disciplines." --Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Featured in The Epidemiology Monitor. "[T]he 800 scholarly references at the end, all linked to one or more of the definitions, reflect the care and rigor with which the definitions are drawn and provide superb and broad references for our own scholarship." American Journal of Preventative Medicine Featured in the International Journal of Epidemiology "This dictionary continues to be the definitive source of epidemiological terms, concepts, and measures. It clarifies the language for a discipline that evolves with time. The updates in this edition justify replacement of all prior editions in your collection." -- Doody's Health Sciences Review Featured in The Lancet "[This] book is complete and yet compact, with all the major and many minor terms and concepts covered." -- American Journal of Epidemiology

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements About this Dictionary References

ISBN: 9780199976737
ISBN-10: 0199976732
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th July 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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