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Consider your preliminary study design: Conduct literature review


  • Generating measures of exposure and outcome is facilitated by a review of the pertinent literature.
      • What has been studied on this topic before?
      • How have other researchers defined/measured the exposure and/or outcome?
      • The effort to generate meaningful measures will generally require a return to the hypothesis for refinement, and narrowing (i.e., express the hypothesis in terms of the specific exposure of interest, and the specific outcome anticipated).
  • Resources:

    ▪ Librarians at the Treadwell Library
    QUOSA Information Manager


    Basics of Manuscript Writing for Clinical Research

    Quosa and RefWorks trainings offered by the Treadwell Library
    Understanding and Writing Clinical Research Literature

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