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  1. Fulltext. The fallacy of the ecological fallacy : the potential misuse of a concept and the consequences.

    Article - En anglais


    Ecological studies have been evaluated in epidemiological contexts in terms of the « ecological fallacy ».

    Although the empirical evidence for a lack of comparability between correlations dervied from ecologicaland individual-level analyses is compelling, the conceptual meaning of the ecological fallacy remains problematic.

    This paper argues that issues in cross-level inference can be usefully conceptualized as validity problems, problems not peculiar to ecological-level analyses.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Individu, Population, Exposition, Facteur milieu, Biais

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Methodology, Epidemiology, Human, Individual, Population, Exposure, Environmental factor, Bias

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0447304

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.