Description: Abstract: This seminar will provide a basic overview of research designs commonly used in econometric and health services research. The presenters will review the design of cross-sectional, cohort, and case-control studies as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. The discussion will include examples and a brief overview of possible solutions.
Target audience: Researchers who would like an introduction to econometric methods for observational studies in health services research. Seminar material will assume knowledge of basic probability and statistics and familiarity with linear regression.