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Research confuses me: what is the difference between case-control and cohort studies in quantitative research?

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dc.contributor.author Higgins, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Macken, Alan P
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.contributor.author Saunders, Jean
dc.contributor.author Dunne, Colum P.
dc.contributor.author O'Gorman, Clodagh S.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-05T09:48:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-05T09:48:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3009
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract What is the difference between a cohort and a case-control trial? And why is it important? As a student, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the difference between these two study methods, and why should it matter to us anyway? After all, we study medicine to treat patients, not statistics. Study methodologies were for the scientists; we are clinicians. Fast forward to clinical practice, and the importance of research design becomes apparent. As medical doctors we treat patients, but we also look at the bigger picture: why is this happening to this patient? Why is this patient more likely to be affected than another? In order to truly care for patients it is necessary to search and query and that means doing, or being able to properly interpret, research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organization en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Medical Journal;supplement, 106(2), pp. 4-6
dc.subject case-control en_US
dc.subject cohort studies en_US
dc.subject quantitative research en_US
dc.title Research confuses me: what is the difference between case-control and cohort studies in quantitative research? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1416067


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