This book introduces readers to the methods, types of data, and scale of analysis used in the context of health. The challenges of working with big data are explored throughout the book, while the benefits are also emphasized through the discoveries made possible by linking large datasets. Methods include thorough case studies from statistics, as well as the newest facets of data analytics: data visualization, modeling and simulation, and machine learning. The diversity of datasets is illustrated through chapters on networked data, image processing, and text, in addition to typical structured numerical datasets. While the methods, types of data, and scale have been individually covered elsewhere, by bringing them all together under one "umbrella" the book highlights synergies, while also helping scholars fluidly switch between tools as needed. New challenges and emerging frontiers are also discussed, helping scholars grasp how methods will need to change in response to the latest challenges in health.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"Organized and structured in a balanced way, chapters can be read independently based on the reader's interests. Broad in its coverage with thorough literature reviews in each chapter, the book is a good starting point not only for medical practitioners and policy makers, but also for engineers, data scientists, and scholars interested in developing data-based conclusions in the healthcare domain." (Mariana Damova, Computing Reviews, December, 2018)