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Univ. of Louisville, KY. Applies biostatistics to the research of genetics and the explanations and remedy of sickness. Covers contemporary advancements in picture quantitation, microarrays, and proteomics. Discusses using information administration software program. contains various information units and software program suggestions.

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A classically positivist account would have, as its end goal, a search for laws, though weaker versions strive simply to make generalizations. The concern in positivist approaches to the geography of health is usually to detect areal patterns or to model the way in which health outcomes or disease incidence varies spatially; people only appear as numbers that compose spatially varying rates. Location and spatial arrangement matter – indeed, these are the crucial variables in medical geography – but “place” is incidental.

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2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 30 Describing Health in Geographical Settings that they subsequently encounter, we do believe it is a useful exercise to reflect upon the theoretical framework, either explicit or implicit, that is employed. Positivist Approaches to the Geography of Health In the first chapter we used research on obesity in New York City because it encapsulates very neatly the way in which many geographers approach the geography of health.

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