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Contents Preface Acknowledgements PART I SETTING THE SCENE: WHO DID WHAT, AND WHY 1 Some Preliminaries 2 The Abstract and Introduction 3 The Objectives PART II DESIGN MATTERS: WHAT TYPE OF STUDY YOU ARE READING ABOUT 4 Descriptive Studies 5 Analytic Studies 6 Intervention Studies PART III THE CAST: FINDING OUT ABOUT THE SUBJECTS OF THE RESEARCH 7 The Research Setting 8 Populations and Samples 9 Identifying and Defining Cases 10 Controls and Comparisons PART IV ESTABLISHING THE FACTS: STARTING WITH BASIC OBSERVATIONS 11 Identifying the Characteristics of Data 12 Summarising the Characteristics of Data 13 Measuring the Characteristics of Subjects 14 Measuring the Characteristics of Measures 15 Measuring Scales PART V ESTABLISHING MORE OF THE FACTS: SOME COMMON WAYS OF DESCRIBING RESULTS 16 Fractions, Proportions and Rates 17 Risk and Odds 18 Ratios of Risks and Odds PART VI ANALYSING THE DATA: ESTIMATION AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING 19 Confidence Intervals for Means, Proportions, Medians and their Differences 20 Confidence Intervals for Ratios 21 Testing Hypotheses ? the P-Value PART VII ANALYSING THE DATA: MULTIVARIABLE METHODS 22 Measuring Association 23 Measuring Agreement 24 The Linear Regression Model 25 The Logistic Regression Model 26 Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 27 Measuring Survival and the Cox Regression Model PART VIII READING BETWEEN THE LINES: HOW AUTHORS USE TEXT, TABLES AND PICTURES TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY?VE DONE 28 Results in Text and Tables 29 Results in Pictures 30 The Discussion and the Conclusions References Index
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