Title

Greater knowledge and appreciation of commonly-used research study designs

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Meyers Primary Care Institute

Publication Date

2-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Research Design; Epidemiologic Research Design; Biomedical Research

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Health Services Research | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

Abstract

In this article we provide an overview of the different study designs commonly utilized in carrying out clinical and public health research and of the points to consider in reviewing these study designs. The design and conduct of cross-sectional health surveys, case-control, prospective, and case-crossover observational studies, and randomized controlled trials, are discussed in this review article. It is hoped that careful attention to the concerns we have raised will lead to the design and conduct of high-quality research projects and their write-up.

Keywords

UMCCTS funding

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.09.011

Source

Am J Med. 2013 Feb;126(2):169.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.09.011. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The American journal of medicine

PubMed ID

23331447

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed