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Research methodology and other research related topics - Course files

Literature search and referral to biomedical documents - Epidemiologic studies - Systematic reviews - Screening - Qualitative research

Course file - Author(s) References, relevant online documents and resources
Literature search and referral to biomedical documents  
GQuery - PubMed - MEDLINE - Aldo Campana Internet and PubMed/Medline - Aldo Campana
Searching PubMed - Aldo Campana Internet and PubMed/Medline - Aldo Campana
Biomedical journals - Instructions for authors - Aldo Campana Citing Medicine - NCBI Bookshelf

ICMJE: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

Mulford Library: Instructions to Authors
WHO Library - Tomas Allen Cochrane

Cochrane Library

Google Scholar


WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge
Epidemiologic studies  
Epidemiologic studies - Karim Abawi Epidemiology Glossary | Data and Statistics | Reproductive Health | CDC.

Clinical Epidemiology Glossary. Evidence Based Medicine Toolkit.
Cohort studies - Nguyen Thi My Huong Nichol KL, Nordin JD, Nelson DB, Mullooly JP, Hak E. Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in the Community-Dwelling Elderly. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007 Oct 4;357(14):1373-81. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa070844

Olaf H Klungel SRH. Lipid-Lowering Drug Use and Cardiovascular Events after Myocardial Infarction. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2002;36(5):751-7. doi: 10.1345/aph.1A308

Ramchand R, Ialongo NS, Chilcoat HD. The Effect of Working for Pay on Adolescent Tobacco Use. Am J Public Health. 2007 Nov;97(11):2056-62. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.094045
Case-control studies - Lale Say Rutjes AWS, Reitsma JB, Vandenbroucke JP, Glas AS, Bossuyt PMM. Case-control and two-gate designs in diagnostic accuracy studies. Clin. Chem. 2005 Aug;51(8):1335-41.

Lee W, Bindman J, Ford T, Glozier N, Moran P, Stewart R, Hotopf M. Bias in psychiatric case-control studies: literature survey. Br J Psychiatry. 2007 Mar;190204-209.
Randomized controlled trial - Khalifa Elmusharaf Consort



Clinical Trials Toolkit


EBBP - Randomized Controlled Trials

The SPIRIT Statement
Cross-sectional studies - Maryam Hemed Carlson MDA, Morrison RS. Study Design, Precision, and Validity in Observational Studies. J Palliat Med. 2009 Jan;12(1):77-82.

Levin KA. Study design III: Cross-sectional studies. Evid Based Dent. 2006;7(1):24-5.

Olsen C, St George DMM. Cross-sectional study design and data analysis. College Entrance Examination Board. 2004.

Yang G, Ma J, Chen A, Zhang Y, Samet JM, Taylor CE, Becker K. Smoking cessation in China: findings from the 1996 national prevalence survey. Tob Control. 2001 Jan 6;10(2):170-4.
Systematic reviews  
Systematic review - Karim Abawi Cochrane

The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Campbell Collaboration

The Centre for Evidence-based Medicine

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination


PubMed Clinical Queries
Medical screening - Catherine Watt

Wald NJ. Guidance on terminology. J Med Screen. 2008 Jan 3;15(1):50-50.

Evidence review criteria: national screening programmes - Publications - GOV.UK.

Lesson 10: Interventional Studies (1) Diagnostic Tests, Disease Screening Studies | STAT 507.

Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia. Newborn screening.

Boubaker K, Raeber PA, Vaudaux B, Bucher HC, Garweg JG, Hoesli I, Kind C, Hohlfeld P, Swiss Working Group on congenital Toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy and infancy. A new approach for Switzerland. Swiss Med Wkly. 2008 Dec 13;138(49-50 Suppl 168):1-8.

Qualitative research  
Introduction to qualitative research - Khalifa Elmusharaf TQR Community Qualitative Research Resources

Online QDA
Qualitative sampling techniques - Khalifa Elmusharaf TQR Community Qualitative Research Resources

Online QDA
Qualitative data collection techniques - Khalifa Elmusharaf Mack N, Woodsong C, MacQueen KM, Guest G, Namey E. Qualitative research methods: a data collector's field guide. Family Health International. 2005.