Philip Clare from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre presented at the 2019 NDARC Seminar Series on Thurs, 31 October 2019.
This seminar provided an overview of less common study designs that could be useful in public health research.
While most public health researchers are familiar with randomised controlled trials and survey studies, there are a range of other study designs that are less familiar, but which have the potential to answer research questions that might be difficult or impossible with an RCT or survey design.
This seminar provided an overview of a range of different study designs that can be used in medical and public health research, compared them to standard designs, and described their strengths and weaknesses.
Philip Clare is a Biostatistician at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, where he has worked since 2012. He has been involved in a range of studies at NDARC, including both epidemiological and intervention studies. Specialising in causal inference in observational data, he recently submitted his PhD in applied statistics, under the supervision of Timothy Dobbins, Richard Mattick and Raimondo Bruno.