Session 4: Observational Research Methods (Southern)

Facilitator: Will Southern

Learning Objectives:
1)    Understand the basic experimental and observational study designs
2)    Describe research settings where observational design is the preferable or only choice
3)    Understand the difference between finding an association and a causal link
4)    Understand confounding and methods of adjustment
5)    Understand what we learn about causal pathways by comparing unadjusted and adjusted results 

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