About the Course
Basics of Clinical Study Design using Human Subjects
Presented by: Kyle Arnoldi, CO
Moderator: Claire Hennessey, CO
Originally presented on Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Choosing an appropriate study methodology is a critical step in the scientific method. A valid study design is tailored to the study’s goals and prevents bias, so as to allow for valid and meaningful conclusions to be drawn. This second webinar in the 12-part series will review the two major categories of biomedical research, Observational and Experimental, and the subtypes of each. Appropriate use, advantages, and disadvantages of each type will be discussed in the context of the Hierarchy of Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine. The content of this webinar will not only assist the researcher but will educate the reader of ophthalmic literature in interpreting study results in light of methodology strengths and flaws.
Kyle Arnoldi is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility and the Program Directory for the Ross Eye Institute Orthoptic Fellowship Program in Buffalo, NY.