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Epidemiology by DesignA Causal Approach to the Health Sciences$
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Daniel Westreich

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190665760

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190665760.001.0001

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Other Study Designs

Other Study Designs

(p.187) 8 Other Study Designs
Epidemiology by Design

Daniel Westreich

Oxford University Press

In Chapter 8, the author discusses several other key study designs, including some of the more “traditional” epidemiologic designs, among them case reports and series, case-crossover studies, and cross-sectional studies, as well as several “hybrid” designs that combine aspects of randomized trials with aspects of observational studies—including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which are observational studies of study results, often including randomized trial results. Also discussed are quasi-experiments, which are themselves a sort of hybrid in which observational data yields conditions close to what we might see in a randomized experiment. The author’s goal for the chapter is to familiarize the reader with general concepts to form a basis for deciding whether such designs may be worth more of study later.

Keywords:   systematic reviews, meta-analysis, case-crossover, case reports, case series, cross-sectional studies, quasi-experiments, hierarchy of the study designs

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