I need help answering these questions for a lyme disease study or something similar
Collection of Data: Why was the study done? (what was the author’s goal or hypothesis) What type of study was it? (i.e., case-control, cohort, etc.) How was the sample size determined? How were the study subjects selected? Does this sampling method seem reasonable? How was the ratio of cases to control subjects determined? Could there have been bias in the selection of the subjects, and if so, how likely might this bias have affected the data? Could there have been bias in the collection of information, and if so, how could this observation bias have affected the data? Establish whether there’s a cause-effect relationship Analysis of Data: Describe and criticize methods used to control confounding Describe and criticize methods used to measure the association between exposure and disease (i.e., odds-ratio, relative risk) Interpretation of Data: Present the major results of the study How might bias, confounding or chance have affected the results? To whom (what population) might the results of this study be generalized?
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