Year Published: 2014

Time to Complete: 60 min

Instructor: Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design


How do you know which study design to choose for your project?

In this course, Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS, Tufts University School of Medicine, will help you identify the types of studies most frequently used in clinical and translational research.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify if a research study is observational or experimental
  • Describe when to use an observational study design versus an experimental study design
  • Discuss the differences between a prospective and retrospective study
  • Explain how you have a comparison group without an intervention
  • Describe the differences between non-blinded, single blinded, and double blinded studies
 This Course is Free