Elements of Clinical Study Design, Biostatistics & Research

Study Designs in Clinical Research

Author(s): S.S. Patel and Aditya Patel

Pp: 1-13 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123791123010004

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Study designs in medical research fall mainly into three categories: Observational studies, Interventional studies & meta-analyses. Further, each type of study comprises of subtypes. Each study design with its subtypes, and applicability of a specific study design, along with advantages & limitations, are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: Blinding, Case series, Case-control studies, Cross-sectional studies, Cohort, Clinical studies, Controlled studies, Interventional study, Meta-analysis, Observational study.

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