Perspectives in Clinical Research

STATISTICS
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91--94

Study designs: Part 3 - Analytical observational studies


Priya Ranganathan1, Rakesh Aggarwal2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priya Ranganathan
Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

In analytical observational studies, researchers try to establish an association between exposure(s) and outcome(s). Depending on the direction of enquiry, these studies can be directed forwards (cohort studies) or backwards (case–control studies). In this article, we examine the key features of these two types of studies.


How to cite this article:
Ranganathan P, Aggarwal R. Study designs: Part 3 - Analytical observational studies.Perspect Clin Res 2019;10:91-94


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Ranganathan P, Aggarwal R. Study designs: Part 3 - Analytical observational studies. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];10:91-94
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