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Designing clinical research by Dr. Stephen B Hulley MD MPH, Steven R Cummings MD, Warren S

By Dr. Stephen B Hulley MD MPH, Steven R Cummings MD, Warren S Browner MD MPH, Deborah G Grady MD MPH, Thomas B Newman MD MPH

Designing medical study has been extensively revised and maintains to set the traditional as a realistic consultant for medical professionals, nurses, pharmacists, and different overall healthiness pros all for all different types of scientific, translational, and public wellbeing and fitness learn. It offers complicated epidemiologic recommendations in a reader-friendly manner, and indicates good judgment ways to the not easy judgments keen on designing, investment, and enforcing.

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Finally, the investigator must design and implement strategies for recruiting a sample of subjects that is sufficiently representative of the target population to control systematic sources of error, and large enough to control random sources of error. APPENDIX 3 This table provides a simple paper-based way to select a 10% random sample from a table of random numbers. Begin by enumerating (listing and numbering) every person in the population to be sampled. ) and to select the first 74 different numbers that fall in the range of 1 to 741.

23 24 Section I • Basic Ingredients geographic—for example, the population of Canada. In research, the defining characteristics are also clinical, demographic, and temporal: • Clinical and demographic characteristics define the target population, the large set of people throughout the world to which the results may be generalized—teenagers with asthma, for example. • The accessible population is a geographically and temporally defined subset of the target population that is available for study—teenagers with asthma living in the investigator’s town this year.

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