Study Design Methods in Health Disparities Research

In this new section we provide some resources on methods pertaining to study design. 


Creating a Study-specific Conceptual Framework

Developing a conceptual framework specific to one’s own research provides a visual representation of the study design and the underlying mechanistic pathways. We provide a 2-part seminar on the importance and value of designing study-specific conceptual frameworks including a references. The presentation was based on a webinar entitled "Incorporating Conceptual Models into Your Research Proposals" by Clemma Muller, PhD., of Washington State University.

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Webinar "Incorporating Conceptual Models into Your Research Proposals" by Clemma Muller, Ph.D., of Washington State University.



Design and Goals of Pilot RCTs

The role of a pilot RCTs as a vehicle for assessing feasibility and acceptability of a corresponding, subsequent full-scale RCT is explained.

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Argument Against Adjusting p-values for Multiple Testing in RCTs

For RCTs testing the effect of multifaceted clinical interventions on a corresponding set of multifaceted outcomes, related policy decisions are often best served by tests that do not adjust alpha for multiple tests.



HIPAA Issues in Research

Clarification of potentially confusing issues related to HIPAA and scientific research.