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Introduction to Clinical Research and Study Designs

  • Stephen P. Glasser

Abstract

This chapter addresses some of the central concepts related to clinical research and what is meant by the strength of scientific evidence. We also begin to discuss the different clinical research designs along with their respective strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords

Null Hypothesis Randomized Clinical Trial Statistical Hypothesis Research Hypothesis Passive Smoke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen P. Glasser
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  1. 1.Univesity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham

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