Rethinking Social Epidemiology

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Patricia O’Campo, James R. Dunn Editors 2012 Towards a Science of Change To illustrate the probabilistic nature of causation in epidemiology, a well-known lecturer in epidemiology used the example of a medieval archer defending a castle. The defender, high up there on the ramparts, is safe from the archers on the ground, provided he hides behind the battlements.

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Rethinking the BSE Crisis

Rethinking the BSE Crisis-1

Louise Cummings 2010 A Study of Scientific Reasoning under Uncertainty Uncertainty is a well trodden area of intellectual inquiry.Whether we are concerned with the philosophical dimensions of this concept or the psychological strategies that human agents use to cope with uncertainty, this is not a notion that investigators can readily ignore.

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Rare Diseases Epidemiology

Rare Diseases Epidemiology-1

Manuel Posada de la Paz· Stephen C. Groft Editors 2010 With this sentence, the famous epidemiologist Professor Olli S. Miettinen began his personal reflection on the future of the epidemiology [1]. He sought to highlight the fact that the role of the epidemiologist should be mainly focused on aetiological research.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Bryan Kestenbaum 2009 An Introduction to Clinical Research This textbook was born from a disparate collection of written materials that were created to teach Epidemiology and Biostatistics to second year medical students at the University of Washington. These materials included handouts, practice problems, guides to reading research articles, quizzes, notes from student help sessions, and student emails.

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