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Study designs for public health investigations: basic concepts and practice

Irene A. Kreis and David A. Cromwell

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199663415.003.0014
Study designs for public health investigations: basic concepts and practice

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Constructing and conducting an environmental epidemiological investigation is a balancing act between ideal methodological designs and practical constraints. Success requires clarity about the research questions, options, and the methodological limitations. Choices and decisions should be carefully documented and discussed. This will prevent unrealistic expectations and help to ensure the study addresses the correct issue in a feasible and rigorous manner.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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