Methodology of case-control studies

 

Professor Matthew Hotopf discusses how to minimise bias in case-control studies and looks at solutions to the problems of recruiting, how many subjects to use and why it is important to report recruitment methods.


 

Date published: 18 May 2007

Audio running time: 11 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By successfully completing this module, we hope that you will gain:

 

  • a knowledge of the methodology of case-control studies

 

  • an understanding of the main sources of bias in case-control studies

 

  • an understanding of how to minimise selection bias in a psychiatric case-control study

 

  • some useful information on best practice in recruitment for case-control studies.

 

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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2007. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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