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Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001

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Study designs

Study designs

(p.9) Chapter 2 Study designs
Sports Injury Research

James R. Borchers

Thomas Best

Oxford University Press

Within epidemiological research there are a number of study designs that can be used to answer the research question. All of these designs have pros and cons, as well as do's and don'ts. This chapter provides a clear overview of the different study designs available, and the pitfalls, as well as strengths and weaknesses. It shows how to match the proper study design to research questions, and also how to judge the study design used in other studies.

Keywords:   study design, prospective, retrospective, case control, qualitative, quantitative

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