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## Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Starting to use R
Installation
Text Editors
Starting R Program
R libraries & packages
On-line help
Using R
Exercises
Chapter 2: Vectors
Concatenation
Subsetting a vector with an index vector
Missing values
Chapter 3: Arrays, Matrices and Tables
Arrays
Matrices
Tables
Lists
Chapter 4: Data Frames
Data entry and analysis
Datasets included in Epicalc
Reading in data
The 'use' command in Epicalc
Chapter 5: Simple Data Exploration
Data exploration using Epicalc
Chapter 6: Date and Time
Computation functions related to date
Reading in a date variable
Dealing with time variables
Chapter 7: An Outbreak Investigation: Describing Time
Case definition
Paired plot
Chapter 8: An Outbreak Investigation: Risk Assessment
Recoding missing values
Exploration of age and sex
Comparison of risk: Risk ratio and attributable risk
Dose-response relationship
Chapter 9: Odds Ratios, Confounding and Interaction
Odds and odds ratio
Confounding and its mechanism
Interaction and effect modification
Chapter 10: Basic Data Management
Data cleaning
Identifying duplication ID
Recoding values using Epicalc
Labelling variables with 'label.var'
Adding a variable to a data frame
Collapsing categories
Chapter 11: Scatter Plots & Linear Regression
Scatter plots
Components of a linear model
Regression line, fitted values and residuals
Checking normality of residuals
Chapter 12: Stratified linear regression
Chapter 13: Curvilinear Relationship
Stratified curvilinear model
Modelling with a categorical independent variable
References
Chapter 14: Generalized Linear Models
Model attributes
Attributes of model summary
Covariance matrix
Chapter 15: Logistic Regression
Distribution of binary outcome
Logistic regression with a binary independent variable
Interaction
Interpreting the odds ratio
Chapter 16: Matched Case Control Study
1:n matching
Logistic regression for 1:1 matching
Conditional logistic regression
Chapter 17: Polytomous Logistic Regression
Polytomous logistic regression using R
Chapter 18: Ordinal Logistic Regression
Modelling ordinal outcomes
Chapter 19: Poisson and Negative Binomial Regression
Modelling with Poisson regression
Goodness of fit test
Incidence density
Negative binomial regression
Chapter 20: Introduction to Multi-level Modelling
Random intercepts model
Model with random slopes
Chapter 21: Survival Analysis
Survival object in R
Life table
Kaplan-Meier curve
Cumulative hazard rate
Chapter 22: Cox Regression
Testing the proportional hazards assumption
Stratified Cox regression
Chapter 23 Analysing Attitudes Data
tableStack for logical variables and factors
Cronbach's alpha
Summary
Chapter 24: Sample size calculation
Field survey
Comparison of two proportions
Comparison of two means
Lot quality assurance sampling
Power determination for comparison of two proportions
Power for comparison of two means
Chapter 25: Documentation
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# Epicalc Book

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