Interactive CD-ROM by David O. Kleinbaum
(Springer-Verlag) Systems Requirements:
ActivEpi runs on both Macintosh and Windows® computers. Macintosh:
System 8.1 or better, 68040/25 MHz or any PowerMac 8 MB of free RAM, Monitor:
800 x 600 w/ 256 colors Double speed CD-ROM drive QuickTime 3.0 or better.
Windows: Windows 98/00/NT/XP Pentium or better, 32 MB of RAM or better Monitor:
800 x 600 w/ 256 colors Double speed CD-ROM drive QuickTime 3.0 or better Sound
card, 8-bit or better.
This is a very pleasant way to study and learn the basics
of epidemiological research and the fundamental concepts of statistical
analysis. Kleinbaum has produced the first multimedia text teaching
epidemiology. It is full of state-of-the-art pedagogical procedures seamlessly
integrated into a multimedia format that covers the material commonly found in
an introductory epidemiology course.
includes over 6,000 pages of reference material keyed to 15 lessons and over 50
hours of audiovideo clips. The videos vividly illustrate the practical
applications of epidemiological research. More outstanding are the carefully
narrated and illustrated visual clips that coordinates visual and auditory
learning styles. Each section has quizzes and reviews of the material to
reinforce learning key concepts. The statistical problems are interactive and
carefully selected so that immediate learning of skills and procedures is
encouraged (and immediate repetition of some section if not understood). Also a
data desk is provided for practice applying methods learned to real data. The
navigational tools include fully interactive resources such as dynamic table of
contents, index and glossary that allows plenty of ways to approach review of
key concepts. The author also has a
that provides updated files and examples.
is likely to become the preferred approach to introducing epidemiology and
definitely a supplementary text.
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