Statistical and Methodological Aspects of Oral Health Research provides oral health researchers with an overview of the methodological aspects that are important in planning, conducting and analyzing their research projects whilst also providing biostatisticians with an idea of the statistical problems that arise when tackling oral health research questions.
This collection presents critical reflections on oral health research and offers advice on practical aspects of setting up research whilst introducing the reader to basic as well as advanced statistical methodology.
- An introduction to research methodology and an exposition of the state of the art.
- A variety of examples from oral health research.
- Contributions from well-known oral health researchers, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, all of whom have rich experience in this area.
- Recent developments in statistical methodology prompted by a variety of dental applications.
Presenting both an introduction to research methodology and an exposition of the latest advances in oral health research, this book will appeal both beginning and experienced oral health researchers as well as biostatisticians and epidemiologists
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1 Do We Need to Improve Oral Health Research?
2 Grading Evidence with a Focus on Etiology, Surrogates, and Clinical Devices
3 The Effective use of Research Data for Evidence-Based Oral Health Care
4 Planning a Research Project
5 How to Carry out Successful Clinical Studies: Lessons from Project Management
6 Design and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials in Oral Health
7 Epidemiological Oral Health Studies: Aspects of Design and Analysis
8 Qualitative Research
9 Data Validity and Quality
10 Start with the Basics
11 Statistical Methods for Studying Associations Between Variables
12 Assessing Accuracy of Oral Health Diagnostic Tests
13 Analysis of correlated responses
14 Missing Data and Informative Cluster Sizes
15 Failure Time Analysis
16 Misclassification and Measurement Error in Oral Health
17 Statistical Genetics
18 The Bayesian Approach
19 Examples from Oral Health Epidemiology: The Signal Tandmobiel® and Smile
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20 Subantimicrobial-dose Doxycycline Effects on Alveolar Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women: Example of a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial