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Editorial: Measurements, Estimates, and Inferences in Reporting Study Results

Citation

Savitz, David A. (1992). Editorial: Measurements, Estimates, and Inferences in Reporting Study Results. American Journal of Epidemiology, 135(3), 223-4.

Abstract

Statistical calculations constitute the basic epidemiologic study results, yielding such entities as odds ratios, rate ratios, kappa statistics, and linear regression coefficients. There is little controversy over how to perform these calculations. However, the manner in which results are to be presented and the inferences to be made from these statistics are subject to some disagreement. The adequacy of the calculated statistic as an approximation for the quantity of direct interest must be scrutinized. For example, in case-control studies, depending on the methods by which the control group was selected, the stability of exposure

URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a116274

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Savitz, David A.

Year Published

1992

Volume Number

135

Issue Number

3

Pages

223-4

Reference ID

310