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EBP for undergrads: Study types

Guide to evidence-based practice resources for students

Classification of study types

Studies fall into two patterns - experimental and observational.

Researchers in experimental studies introduce an intervention and study the effects on the subjects. In observational studies, researchers observe the effect of a treatment, test or risk factor on subjects without changing who is exposed or not. [At Work 83 (Winter 2016)]

A downloadable version of the flowchart is available below:

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