Educational epidemiology: Applying population-based design and analytic approaches to study medical education

Patricia (Patty) Carney, David W. Nierenberg, Catherine F. Pipas, W. Blair Brooks, Therese A. Stukel, Adam M. Keller

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Abstract

Conducting educational research in medical schools is challenging partly because interventional controlled research designs are difficult to apply. In addition, strict accreditation requirements and student/faculty concerns about educational inequality reduce the flexibility needed to plan and execute educational experiments. Consequently, there is a paucity of rigorous and generalizable educational research to provide an evidence-guided foundation to support educational effectiveness. "Educational epidemiology," ie, the application across the physician education continuum of observational designs (eg, cross-sectional, longitudinal, cohort, and case-control studies) and randomized experimental designs (eg, randomized controlled trials, randomized crossover designs), could revolutionize the conduct of research in medical education. Furthermore, the creation of a comprehensive national network of educational epidemiologists could enhance collaboration and the development of a strong educational research foundation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1044-1050
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume292
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Medical Education
Epidemiology
Research
Population
Research Design
Accreditation
Medical Schools
Cross-Over Studies
Case-Control Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials
Students
Physicians
Education

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Educational epidemiology : Applying population-based design and analytic approaches to study medical education. / Carney, Patricia (Patty); Nierenberg, David W.; Pipas, Catherine F.; Brooks, W. Blair; Stukel, Therese A.; Keller, Adam M.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 292, No. 9, 01.09.2004, p. 1044-1050.

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Carney, Patricia (Patty) ; Nierenberg, David W. ; Pipas, Catherine F. ; Brooks, W. Blair ; Stukel, Therese A. ; Keller, Adam M. / Educational epidemiology : Applying population-based design and analytic approaches to study medical education. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004 ; Vol. 292, No. 9. pp. 1044-1050.
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