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Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science

  • Olaf Dammann
  • Benjamin Smart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 1-14
  3. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 15-26
  4. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 27-41
  5. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 43-61
  6. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 63-77
  7. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 79-98
  8. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 99-115
  9. Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
    Pages 117-118
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 119-134

About this book

Introduction

Marketing text: This book covers the overlap between informatics, computer science, philosophy of causation, and causal inference in epidemiology and population health research. Key concepts covered include how data are generated and interpreted, and how and why concepts in health informatics and the philosophy of science should be integrated in a systems-thinking approach. Furthermore, a formal epistemology for the health sciences and public health is suggested.

Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science provides a detailed guide of the latest thinking on causal inference in population health informatics. It is therefore a critical resource for all informaticians and epidemiologists interested in the potential benefits of utilising a systems-based approach to causal inference in health informatics.


Keywords

Causation Epidemiology Informatics Illness Philosophy causal inference

Authors and affiliations

  • Olaf Dammann
    • 1
  • Benjamin Smart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Health and Community MedicineTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.The African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96307-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96306-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96307-5
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