Understanding Epidemiological Studies

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PLEASE REFER TO GRADING RUBRIC

Do some research and find an article online that describes an epidemiological study (case-control, cohort, ecological, or cross-sectional study).

Answer the questions below. For each question, cite your research that supports your answer.

  1. What was the hypothesis of the study?
  2. How were the cases selected for the study?
  3. How many cases were selected for the study?
  4. Describe the inclusion or exclusion criteria for the selection of cases and controls?

Your paper should:

  • be 1-2 pages in length.
  • properly cite research sources in APA format.
  • be free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • GRADING RUBRIC
  • Emerging – Limited or developing demonstration of criteria. Competence – Adequate or basic demonstration of criteria. Proficiency – Clear or effective demonstration of criteria. Mastery – Advanced or exceeds demonstration of criteria.
    Hypothesis
    Points:

    14
    (20.00%)

    Student provided basic explanation of the study hypothesis.
    Points:

    15
    (21.42857%)

    Student provided insufficient explanation of the study hypothesis.
    Points:

    16
    (22.85714%)

    Student provided sufficient explanation of the study hypothesis.
    Points:

    20
    (28.57142%)

    Student provided detailed explanation of the study hypothesis.
    Case Selection
    Points:

    14
    (20.00%)

    Student may have incorrectly identified the number of cases selected for the study and a basic explanation for the case selection method is provided.
    Points:

    15
    (21.42857%)

    Student incorrectly identified the number of cases selected for the study and an insufficient explanation for the case selection method is provided.
    Points:

    16
    (22.85714%)

    Student accurately identified the number of cases selected for the study and a sufficient explanation for the case selection method is provided.
    Points:

    20
    (28.57142%)

    Student accurately identified the number of cases selected for the study and clearly explains the case selection method.
    Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    Points:

    14
    (20.00%)

    Student may have inaccurately described the inclusion and exclusion criteria with basic explanations.
    Points:

    15
    (21.42857%)

    Student inaccurately described the inclusion and exclusion criteria with insufficient explanations.
    Points:

    16
    (22.85714%)

    Student accurately described the inclusion and exclusion criteria with sufficient explanations.
    Points:

    20
    (28.57142%)

    Student accurately described the inclusion and exclusion criteria with detailed explanations.
    Spelling and Grammar
    Points:

    5
    (7.14285%)

    Submission had spelling and grammar errors that noticeably detracted from the readability of the work.
    Points:

    7
    (10.00%)

    Submission had several spelling and grammar errors that detracted from the readability of the work.
    Points:

    8
    (11.42857%)

    Submission had a few spelling and grammar errors; the errors detracted from the readability of the work at times.
    Points:

    10
    (14.28571%)

    Submission had very few spelling and grammar errors; any errors did not detract from the readability of the work.

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