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On the Bias of Commonly Used Measures of Association for 2 x 2 Tables
Nicholas P. Jewell
Vol. 42, No. 2 (Jun., 1986), pp. 351-358
Published by: International Biometric Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2531055
Page Count: 8
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The odds ratio and the relative risk are commonly used as measures of association in a fourfold table. The bias of the standard point estimators of these parameters is investigated for small samples. Simple alternative estimators that possess superior performance in terms of bias and mean squared error are suggested.
Biometrics © 1986 International Biometric Society