Methods in Human Growth Research

Methods in Human Growth Research

by Roland C. Hauspie
     
 

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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.

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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.

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

Table of Contents

Preface G. Gilli; Part I. Growth Data and Growth Studies: Characteristics and Methodological Issues: 1. Why study child growth and maturation J. H. Himes; 2. The human growth curve: distance, velocity and acceleration L. Molinari and T. Gasser; 3. Sampling for growth studies and using growth data to assess, monitor and survey disease in epidemiological settings E. A. Frongillo; 4. Measuring growth N. Cameron; 5. Measuring maturity N. Cameron; 6. Measuring body composition B. Zemel and E. Barden; Part II. Non-Parametric and Parametric Approaches for Individual Growth: 7. Kernel estimation, shape-invariant modeling and structural analysis T. Gasser, D. Gervini and L. Molinari; 8. Parametric models for postnatal growth R. C. Hauspie and L. Molinari; 9. Parameter estimation in the context of non-linear longitudinal growth models R. D. Bock and H. C. du Toit; Part III. Methods for Population Growth: 10. Uni- and bi-variate growth references E. A. Frongillo; 11. Latent variables and structural equation models G. Verleye, M.-J. Ireton, J. C. Carrillo and R. C. Hauspie; 12. Multilevel modelling A. Baxter-Jones and B. Mirwald; Part IV. Special Topics: 13. Methods for the study of the genetics of growth and development S. A. Czerwinski and B. Towne; 14. Prediction N. Cameron; 15. Ordinal longitudinal data analysis J. K. Vermunt and J. A. Hagenaars.

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