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By Gerald, Fisher, Lloyd D., Heagerty, Patrick J., L van Belle

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ISBN-13: 9780471031857

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Second, the ordering need not be complete; that is, we may not be able to rank each outcome above or below another. For example, two of the Canadian provinces may have virtually identical populations, so that it is not possible to order them. Such orderings are called partial. 2 Quantitative Variables Some examples of quantitative variables (with scale of measurement; values) are the following: 1. 5, . . 0) DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS 27 2. Number of particles emitted by a radioactive source (counts per minute; 0, 1, 2, 3, .

1 Consider the following terms defined in Chapters 1 and 2: single blind, double blind, placebo, observational study, experiment, laboratory experiment, comparative experiment, crossover experiment, clinical study, cohort, prospective study, retrospective study, case–control study, and matched case–control study. 5, which terms apply to which parts of these examples? 2 List possible advantages and disadvantages of a double-blind study. Give some examples where a double-blind study clearly cannot be carried out; suggest how virtues of “blinding” can still be retained.

Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, Second Edition, by Gerald van Belle, Lloyd D. Fisher, Patrick J. Heagerty, and Thomas S. Lumley ISBN 0-471-03185-2 Copyright  2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1 Qualitative (Categorical) Variables Some examples of qualitative (or categorical) variables and their values are: 1. Color of a person’s hair (black, gray, red, . . , brown) 2. Gender of child (male, female) 3. Province of residence of a Canadian citizen (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, . .

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