Design and Analysis of Group-Randomized Trials

Hardcover | February 1, 1998

byDavid M. Murray

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This text provides the most comprehensive treatment of the design and analytic issues involved in group-randomized trials. GRTs are comparative studies conducted to evaluate the effect of a health promotion intervention in which the units of assignment are identifiable groups (e.g., schools,worksites) and the units of observation are members of those groups (e.g., students, workers). The book reviews the underlying issues, the most widely used research designs, and analytic strategies. There is an emphasis on mixed-model regression, with two chapters illustrating the analytic methodsin SAS PROC MIXED and GLIMMIX. There is also a detailed chapter on power analysis and sample size calculation.

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This text provides the most comprehensive treatment of the design and analytic issues involved in group-randomized trials. GRTs are comparative studies conducted to evaluate the effect of a health promotion intervention in which the units of assignment are identifiable groups (e.g., schools,worksites) and the units of observation are ...

Dr. Murray is the Chair of the Division of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Since 1978, he has evaluated intervention programs designed to improve the public health. Since 1989, he has focused on the design and analysis of group-randomized trials. He collaborates with colleagues around the coun...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 6.81 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195120361

ISBN - 13:9780195120363

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Planning the Trials3. Research Design4. Planning the Analysis5. Analysis for Nested Cross-Sectional Designs6. Analysis for Nested-Cohort Designs7. Applications of Analyses for Nested Cross-Sectional Designs8. Applications of Analyses for Nested-Cohort Designs9. Sample Size, Detectable Difference and Power10. Case Studies

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"This book is an important addition to any public health or medical library. It is well-written and much needed."--Doody's Journal