Cases collection includes hundreds of examples of research methodologies and techniques applied across medical specialties, as well as dentistry, nursing, and public health. It explores an extensive range of studies, including clinical trials, observational studies, epidemiologic research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
This collection of videos covers a broad range of key methods across medical and health research in engaging and accessible formats. Video tutorials give clear overviews of core methods and concepts in clinical research and epidemiology, while case study videos show the applications of these methods in practice.
Challenges in Conducting a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Technology-Supported Approaches to Support Medication Treatment DecisionsAbstract:
This case study describes a cluster-randomized control trial comparing the effectiveness of two technology-based approaches to collaborative decision-making during mental health medication treatment visits. The case study reviews the impetus for the research trial, components of each approach, study design, and recruitment processes and discusses how dive... Read More
Older adults, including those with cognitive impairment, have been largely underrepresented in research. The National Institutes of Health released a research policy which aims to increase representation across the lifespan and targets traditionally underrepresented age groups, including older adults and children. Challenges in enrolling older adults, whi... Read More
Big Data and Predictive Modeling Using a Large Administrative Dataset to Understand Population-Level Changes in Emergency Department UseAbstract:
Research has shown that many emergency department visits could be avoided with better access to primary and ambulatory care. Thus, emergency department use has long been a barometer for researchers and policymakers looking to monitor health systems. In this study, a large administrative database containing insurance and health services information for mil... Read More
Lessons Learned From Conducting a Rapid Review: A Case Study Examining Factors Associated With Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening UseAbstract:
Rapid reviews enable researchers to obtain a snapshot of what is known about a topic in a quick and systematic way, and are increasingly becoming an important aspect of the research literature. Despite this, there are currently no formal guidelines as to how best to conduct a rapid review. One method is to begin with a narrow search, and to expand the sea... Read More
- Patricia M. Davidson - Johns Hopkins University, USA
- E. Vincent S. Faustino - Yale University, USA
- Sarah E. Lamb - University of Exeter, UK
- Wendy Lou - University of Toronto, Canada
- Arduino A. Mangoni - Flinders University, Australia
- Steven Piantadosi - Harvard University, USA
- Christopher Schmid - Brown University, USA
- Armando Teixeira-Pinto - The University of Sydney, Australia
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