cohort study

  

Definition

Analytical study in which a group having one or more similar characteristics (such as habit of smoking or a particular disease) is closely monitored over time simultaneously with another group (whose member do not smoke or are free from the disease). Although more tedious, this method is used where case study approach is not feasible, creates too many statistical problems, or generally produces unreliable results. Also called follow up study.

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  • In an effort to produce significant results, the cancer patients were gauged in a cohort study with completely healthy people who were all exposed to the carcinogens, and the results were indeed stunning.

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  • If you want to really break down a decision use a cohort study so that you really cover everything you need.

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  • Taking up a good approach to a cohort study will allow you to fully break down a product and see what you can make off it.

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