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An Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs

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Sara Simões Dias
Maria João Batalha
Epidemiologic Studies, Research Design


This paper is the first one of a series on “study designs” in which a review of literature regarding epidemiologic study designs and their classification is presented. It is aimed at improving health professionals’ understanding of the commonly used methods in epidemiologic research and their practical applications. There are several types of epidemiologic study designs, each with its own characteristics and particularities. The study design depends on the nature of the question and availability of resources.

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