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Improving health research on small populations : proceedings of a workshop / Nancy Kirkendall and Jordyn White, rapporteurs ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Board on Health Care Services, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Author/creator Kirkendall, Nancy J. (Nancy Jean) rapporteur.
Other author/creatorWhite, Jordyn, rapporteur.
Other author/creatorNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics, issuing body.
Other author/creatorImproving Health Research on Small Populations (Workshop) (2018 : Washington, D.C.)
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 135 pages)) : color illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Contents Introduction and background -- What do we mean by "small populations"? -- Challenges in using available data for small population health research -- Techniques used in survey research to identify and find small populations for health research -- New and emerging designs for intervention studies -- Recruitment, retention, and collection of data -- Analysis techniques for small population research -- Closing remarks -- Appendixes.
Abstract "The increasing diversity of population of the United States presents many challenges to conducting health research that is representative and informative. Dispersion and accessibility issues can increase logistical costs; populations for which it is difficult to obtain adequate sample size are also likely to be expensive to study. Hence, even if it is technically feasible to study a small population, it may not be easy to obtain the funding to do so. In order to address the issues associated with improving health research of small populations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in January 2018. Participants considered ways of addressing the challenges of conducting epidemiological studies or intervention research with small population groups, including alternative study designs, innovative methodologies for data collection, and innovative statistical techniques for analysis"--Publisher's description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed August 30, 2018).
Issued in other formPrint version: Kirkendall, Nancy J. (Nancy Jean). Improving health research on small populations. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2018] 9780309476096
ISBN9780309476126 (electronic bk.)
ISBN0309476127 (electronic bk.)
Standard identifier# 10.17226/25112

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