Review of first edition '… lucid explanations and succinct, well-chosen examples … make the book a rapid read … Readers who follow his guidance will indeed learn painlessly to do epidemiology.' British Medical Journal
'The text is concise and easy to read … Alan Silman's book is a very useful and user-friendly volume as an introduction to the field of epidemiology.' Epidemiology and Infection
'I think this is a useful book for those embarking on their first epidemiological study.' Public Health
'… this book could serve as a good, easy to read, textbook on epidemiological research.' European Journal of Public Health
This new edition explains the principles and practice of epidemiology. Using relevant exercises and examples, taken from real life, it illustrates how to set up a study; it serves to produce valid results that will satisfy grant bodies and journal editors; ultimately it bridges the gap between theory and practice.