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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials$
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Mark Elwood

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529552.001.0001

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Study designs which can demonstrate and test causation

Study designs which can demonstrate and test causation

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(p.19) Chapter 2 Study designs which can demonstrate and test causation
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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials
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J. Mark Elwood

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529552.003.02

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first part describes the key study designs used in clinical and epidemiological studies of causation. The designs are defined by two features: whether the study subjects are selected by their exposure or by their outcome, and the time dimensions of the study. The second part describes the key strengths and weaknesses of each type of study, with many examples. Self test questions are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   cause and effect, clinical studies, epidemiological studies, causation, time dimensions

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