Population Health Research: Linking Theory and Methods

Population Health Research: Linking Theory and Methods

by Kathryn Dean
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803987528

ISBN-13: 9780803987524

Pub. Date: 11/02/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the methodological basis of population health research, and a critical assessment of theoretical issues affecting the quality of research on health and behaviour.

Research into the many factors that shape human health or illness, has traditionally emphasized experimental design and the statistical effects of specific

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the methodological basis of population health research, and a critical assessment of theoretical issues affecting the quality of research on health and behaviour.

Research into the many factors that shape human health or illness, has traditionally emphasized experimental design and the statistical effects of specific factors. While due attention is paid to such methods, the contributors emphasize the importance of theory-guided, multi-method approaches for research into the complex forces affecting health, health-related behaviour and the effectiveness of health services. Throughout, the value of analytical models of population health is related to their utility in informing and

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987524
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/02/1993
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Kathryn Dean
Integrating Theory and Methods in Population Health Research - Kathryn Dean
A Theoretical Basis for Research on Health - Matilda White Riley
Age, Period and Cohort Analyses of Health-Related Behaviour - Fredric D Wolinsky
Intraindividual Variability - John R Nesselroade and Scott L Hershberger
Methodological Issues for Population Health Research
A Methodological Approach for Assessing the Stability of Variables Used in Population Research on Health - David V Mc Queen
Validation of Index Scales for Analysis of Survey Data - Svend Kreiner
The Sympton Index
Some Aspects of Statistical Models - David Cox
Graphical Interaction Models - Joe Whittaker
A New Approach for Statistical Modelling
Association Structures with Few Variables - Nanny Wermuth
Characteristics and Examples
Specification and Estimation of Latent Variable Models - Gerhard Arminger
Researching Population Health - Kathryn Dean, Svend Kreiner and David V Mc Queen
New Directions

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