Logic of the Case-Control Design

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195101812
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864096 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Series

Logic of the Case-Control Design

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This chapter explains the logic of the case-control strategy. It shows how to conceptualize a case-control study as a condensed version of a cohort study. This relationship between the two designs is well established in epidemiology. It is not familiar, however, to many researchers in other fields.

Keywords: case-control studies; bias; cohort study; epidemiology

Chapter.  4745 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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