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.

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HIPAA Issues in Research


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

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