Confounding

Confounding

Two different assignments 2 pages each due on Friday. APA style reference within 5yrs if
possible.
Assignment 1
Based on the "Multicausality: Confounding – Assignment," by Schoenbach, discuss two
significant insights you learned about confounding. Use specific examples from the
assignment to support your answer.
Refer to the "Multicausality: Confounding – Assignment Solutions," by Schoenbach
(2001), located on the Epidemilog.netwebsite, to check your answers to the assignment.
http://www.epidemiology.net/evolving/confoundingSolns.pdf

Assignment 2
Describe the characteristics and design of a cohort study. Based on a disease or health
condition identified from the "2020 LHI Topics" on the Healthy People 2020 website, or an
article from the GCU library, discuss a real example of a cohort study (include the link to the
article in your post to the forum). Include the participants, exposures or treatment groups,
timeframe, and outcomes that were measured. Why is a cohort study described as an
"observational" study rather than an "experimental" study design?

 

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  1. Two significant insights you learned about confounding. Use specific examples from the assignment to support your answer.

In modern epidemiology, health outcomes are subject to various biases, including information, selection, and confounding bias.  Compared to the other information and selection bias, confounding bias does not alter…

 

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