Correlational Field Methodology in the Study of Stress
The following chapter is an attempt to accomplish two interrelated goals: (a) to summarize methodological and practical issues that are central to designing and interpreting correlational field research on the relationships between stress, health, and behavior; and (b) to provide a description of the research designs, procedures, and statistical analyses used in the Los Angeles Noise Project. Our intent in raising methodological and practical issues is to present a context for viewing the noise project and to provide those not intimately familiar with correlation field research with the tools necessary to evaluate this project and other studies. We hope this section will also be used as an outline for the design of future studies. The purpose of the description of the noise project is to provide an overview of the methodological strategies used in these studies and to aid in the interpretion of noise project data presented throughout this volume.
KeywordsCensus Tract Blood Pressure Level Sound Level Noise Exposure Attrition Bias
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