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Study Design and Statistics

Margaret A. Winker

and Stephen J. Lurie

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UPDATE: We will discontinue using quotation marks to identify parts of an article, but retain the capitalization; eg, This is discussed in the Methods section (not the “Methods” section). This change was made February 14, 2013. The Methods section should include enough information to enable a knowledgeable reader to replicate the study and, given the original data, verify the reported results. Components should include as many of the following as are applicable to the study design: ▪ Study design (see sections ). ▪ Year(s) (and exact dates if appropriate) when the study was conducted. ▪ Disease or condition to be

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