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Presenting epidemiologic and biostatistic concepts from the how-not-to-do-research as opposed to the how-to-do-research perspective, as is done in this book, is an interesting choice, particularly, as the author notes, because it can be an effective teaching device. Most of this book concentrates on threats to the methodologic validity of research; however, these threats are not what I would generally term "errors."
The author aims "to improve the methodological quality of medical research by increasing consciousness regarding its quality amongst its consumers [medical doctors]." The chapter topics comprise the usual contents of an epidemiologic text: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, and other study
Methodological Errors in Medical Research. An Incomplete Catalogue. Ann Intern Med. ;114:608. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-7-608_1
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