PEER Liberia Project

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Clinical Epidemiology | Epidemiology | Family Medicine | Infectious Disease | Medical Education | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies


This presentation provides an overview of the research study designs used in epidemiological studies. Topics include: understanding the various types of studies (descriptive, cohort, case control, RCT); understanding which types of questions can be answered by each type of study, strengths and limitations; understanding which types of data analysis are used for each type of study; reviewing examples from journal articles.


epidemiology, epidemiological studies, observational, interventional, descriptive, ecological, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, experiment, randomized controlled trial

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PEER Liberia Research Training Workshop I


Presented at the PEER Liberia Research Training Workshop I, November 12-14, 2018, JFK Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia.



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