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Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) Lowest new price: $37.34
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Author: Ulrich Beck
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This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern.

Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the `risk society′. The changing nature of society′s relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 3e (Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, Public Health)

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 3e (Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, Public Health) Lowest new price: $32.00
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Author: James F. Jekel MD MPH

Succinct yet thorough, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition brings you today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health―in one convenient source. You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing · infectious diseases · chronic disease · and disease prevention technology. This text also serves as an outstanding resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine recommends it as a top review source for its core specialty examination.

  • Discusses the financial concerns and the use and limitations of screening in the prevention of symptomatic disease.
  • Emphasizes the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making.
  • Showcases important concepts and calculations inside quick-reference boxes.
  • Presents abundant illustrations and well-organized tables to clarify and summarize complex concepts.
  • Includes 350 USMLE-style questions and answers, complete with detailed explanations about why various choices are correct or incorrect.
  • Includes the latest information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) · SARS · avian form of H5N1 influenza · the obesity epidemic · and more.

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Epidemiology, 4th Edition

Epidemiology, 4th Edition Lowest new price: $67.14
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Author: Leon Gordis
Brand: Saunders

This popular book is written by the award-winning teacher, Dr. Leon Gordis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He introduces the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in clear, concise writing and his inimitable style. This book provides an understanding of the key concepts in the following 3 fully updated sections: Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention; Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease; Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy. Clear, practical graphs and charts, cartoons, and review questions with answers reinforce the text and aid in comprehension.

  • Utilizes new full-color format to enhance readability and clarity.
  • Provides new and updated figures, references and concept examples to keep you absolutely current - new information has been added on Registration of Clinical Trials, Case-Cohort Design, Case-Crossover Design, and Sources and Impact of Uncertainty ( disease topics include: Obesity, Asthma, Thyroid Cancer, Helicobacter Pylori and gastric/duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer, Mammography for women in their forties) – expanded topics include Person-time.
  • Includes STUDENT CONSULT access, allowing you to: o Access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go…perform quick searches…and add your own notes and bookmarks. o Test yourself with the additional TEST BANK including 200 MCQs, plus complete rationales for all self-assessment Q and A in the print book. o Reference all other STUDENT CONSULT titles you own online, too―all in one place!
  • Introduces both the underlying concepts as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in public health and in clinical practice.
  • Systemizes learning and review with study questions in each section and an answer key and index.
  • Illustrates textual information with clear and informative full-color illustrations, many created by the author and tested in the classroom.

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Practical Statistics for Field Biology

Practical Statistics for Field Biology Lowest new price: $34.39
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Author: Jim Fowler
Brand: John Wiley Sons

Provides an excellent introductory text for students on the principles and methods of statistical analysis in the life sciences, helping them choose and analyse statistical tests for their own problems and present their findings.

An understanding of statistical principles and methods is essential for any scientist but is particularly important for those in the life sciences. The field biologist faces very particular problems and challenges with statistics as "real-life" situations such as collecting insects with a sweep net or counting seagulls on a cliff face can hardly be expected to be as reliable or controllable as a laboratory-based experiment. Acknowledging the peculiarites of field-based data and its interpretation, this book provides a superb introduction to statistical analysis helping students relate to their particular and often diverse data with confidence and ease.

To enhance the usefulness of this book, the new edition incorporates the more advanced method of multivariate analysis, introducing the nature of multivariate problems and describing the the techniques of principal components analysis, cluster analysis and discriminant analysis which are all applied to biological examples. An appendix detailing the statistical computing packages available has also been included.

It will be extremely useful to undergraduates studying ecology, biology, and earth and environmental sciences and of interest to postgraduates who are not familiar with the application of multiavirate techniques and practising field biologists working in these areas.

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Data Analysis: An Introduction (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)

Data Analysis: An Introduction (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) Lowest new price: $15.50
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Author: Michael S. Lewis-Beck
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This accessible introduction to data analysis focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, in particular those which come from nonexperimental social research. It will provide social science researchers with the tools necessary to select and evaluate statistical tests appropriate for their research question.

Using a consistent data-set throughout the book to illustrate the various analytic techniques, Michael Lewis-Beck covers topics such as univariate statistics, measures of association, the statistical significance of the relationship between two variables, simple regression in which the dependent variable is influenced by a single independent variable, and multiple regression.

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Reliability and Validity Assessment (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)

Reliability and Validity Assessment (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) Lowest new price: $18.18
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Author: Edward G. Carmines
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This guide explains how social scientists can evaluate the reliability and validity of empirical measurements, discussing the three basic types of validity: criterion related, content, and construct. In addition, the paper shows how reliability is assessed by the retest method, alternative-forms procedure, split-halves approach, and internal consistency method.

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Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective Second Edition(Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective Second Edition(Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics) Lowest new price: $66.90
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Author: Steven Piantadosi

Learn rigorous statistical methods to ensure valid clinical trials

This Second Edition of the critically hailed Clinical Trials builds on the text's reputation as a straightforward and authoritative presentation of statistical methods for clinical trials. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of design for various types of clinical trials and then skillfully guided through the complete process of planning the experiment, assembling a study cohort, assessing data, and reporting results. Throughout the process, the author alerts readers to problems that may arise during the course of the trial and provides commonsense solutions.

The author bases the revisions and updates on his own classroom experience, as well as feedback from students, instructors, and medical and statistical professionals involved in clinical trials. The Second Edition greatly expands its coverage, ranging from statistical principles to controversial topics, including alternative medicine and ethics. At the same time, it offers more pragmatic advice for issues such as selecting outcomes, sample size, analysis, reporting, and handling allegations of misconduct. Readers familiar with the First Edition will discover completely new chapters, including:
* Contexts for clinical trials
* Statistical perspectives
* Translational clinical trials
* Dose-finding and dose-ranging designs


Each chapter is accompanied by a summary to reinforce the key points. Revised discussion questions stimulate critical thinking and help readers understand how they can apply their newfound knowledge, and updated references are provided to direct readers to the most recent literature.

This text distinguishes itself with its accessible and broad coverage of statistical design methods--the crucial building blocks of clinical trials and medical research. Readers learn to conduct clinical trials that produce valid qualitative results backed by rigorous statistical methods.

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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, 2nd Edition

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $64.45
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Author: Ann Aschengrau
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The second edition of this best selling text is comprehensive introduction to principles applied in the practice of epidemiology in public health. Featuring the most current data and includes new problems, this revision incorporates modern ideas in epidemiological thinking that have been largely omitted in other textbooks. This edition will familiarize readers with terminology and key concepts in the design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological research, giving students the tools they need to critically evaluate scientific literature. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the roll of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book.

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Analysis of Health Surveys

Analysis of Health Surveys Lowest new price: $144.76
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Author: Edward L. Korn

How to apply statistical methods to survey data--a guide to effective analysis of health surveys.

With large health surveys becoming increasingly available for public use, researchers with little experience in survey methods are often faced with analyzing data from surveys to address scientific and programmatic questions. This practical book provides statistical techniques for use in survey analysis, making health surveys accessible to statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and health researchers. The authors clearly explain the theory and methods of survey analysis along with real-world applications. They draw on their work at the National Institutes of Health as well as up-to-date information from across the literature to present:
* The sampling background necessary to understand health surveys.
* The application of such techniques as t-tests, linear regression, logistic regression, and survival analysis to survey data.
* The use of sample weights in survey data analysis.
* Dealing with complications in variance estimation in large health surveys.
* Applications involving cross-sectional, longitudinal, and multiple cross-sectional surveys, and the use of surveys to perform population- based case-control analyses.
* Guidance on the correct use of statistical methods found in software packages.
* Extensive bibliography.

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Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology)

Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology) Lowest new price: $23.62
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Author: James A. Trostle
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Demonstrating how practitioners in the emerging field of "cultural epidemiology" describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease, this book uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe interdisciplinary collaborations. Interpreting epidemiology as a cultural practice helps to reveal the ways in which measurement, causal thinking, and intervention design are influenced by belief, habit, and theories of power.

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