Journal article

1023The uses and abuses of regression models: a new approach to teaching regression analysis

John Carlin, Margarita Moreno-Betancur

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Focus of Presentation Multivariable regression models are widely used in epidemiological data analysis. Traditional teaching often focusses on technical aspects with insufficient attention paid to the purposes for which regression methods are used. Findings We have addressed these issues in a new short course that provides an introduction to regression analysis in the context of learning about causal inference, beginning from the standpoint that the majority of research questions in epidemiology are causal in nature. This approach leads naturally to using regressio..

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