Reviewing a Published Epidemiologic Study

Reviewing a Published Epidemiologic Study

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Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
– Identify and describe the types of research design commonly used in
epidemiological studies, including ecological, cross-sectional, case –
control and cohort
– Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these commonly used
epidemiological studies
– Explain the importance and design of randomized controlled trials
– Describe potential errors in epidemiological studies and their effects,
including random error, bias and confounding
– Describe various ethical issues relating to epidemiological study
Course outcomes assessed/addressed in this Assignment:
HS311-1: Describe epidemiological methods and study design.
GEL-8.2: Use principles of sound reasoning.
Instructions
For this Assignment, you will identify a published epidemiologic study from a
peer-reviewed journal. Read the article and prepare an essay that addresses
the following four sections:
1. Introduction (1-2 paragraphs): Identify the article you selected and
provide a brief overview.
2. Study Design (2-3 paragraphs): Identify the study design and describe
how it’s used in the research, as presented in the article.
3. Discussion (3-4 paragraphs): Identify at least one strength and one
weakness of using this design. Support your analysis with examples from the
study. In your discussion, consider how you might address the weakness.
Also, identify and explain one ethical issue that could apply to your study.
4. Conclusion (1 paragraph): Conclude your Assignment by explaining why
you selected this article.

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