Methods in Human Growth Research

Methods in Human Growth Research

by Roland C. Hauspie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521183812

ISBN-13: 9780521183819

Pub. Date: 02/17/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume is a review of up-to-date methods used in human growth research. Aimed at junior and senior researchers in human biology, anthropology, epidemiology and pediatrics involved in the analysis of normal and pathological growth and development data, it focuses on concepts, possibilities, limitations and applications.  See more details below

Overview

This volume is a review of up-to-date methods used in human growth research. Aimed at junior and senior researchers in human biology, anthropology, epidemiology and pediatrics involved in the analysis of normal and pathological growth and development data, it focuses on concepts, possibilities, limitations and applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521183819
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #39
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. IGrowth data and growth studies : characteristics and methodological issues
1Why study child growth and maturation?3
2The human growth curve : distance, velocity and acceleration27
3Sampling for growth studies and using growth data to assess, monitor and survey disease in epidemiological settings55
4Measuring growth68
5Measuring maturity108
6Measuring body composition141
Pt. IINon-parametric and parametric approaches for individual growth
7Kernel estimation, shape-invariant modelling and structural analysis179
8Parametric models for postnatal growth205
9Parameter estimation in the context of non-linear longitudinal growth models234
Pt. IIIMethods for population growth
10Univariate and bivariate growth references261
11Latent variables and structural equation models287
12Multilevel modelling306
Pt. IVSpecial topics
13Methods for the study of the genetics of growth and development333
14Prediction354
15Ordinal longitudinal data analysis374

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