Observational studies are important and exceedingly useful in the biomedical and social sciences, as well as other fields such as education. This course introduces observational research and explores three types of study designs commonly used: cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort (both prospective and retrospective). Learners will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each and what research questions they best address. The course culminates with an overview of how to develop and effectively write an observational research protocol.
This course was written by Ilene Wilets, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and peer-reviewed by experts.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: HRPP Professionals, IRB Members and Administrators, Research Staff, Researchers, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person