This week we are comparing and contrasting epidemiological methods of research; case-control and cohort study methods. Use the cohort study method and compare its features, the methodology, to a randomized controlled trial using the following questions. Please format, organize, your responses using each question below:
- What is the fundamental difference between the method you have chosen (either the case-control or cohort method) and the randomized controlled trial?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the study method you chose (case-control or cohort study)?
- What are the characteristics of a correlational study?
- Where does the method you chose (case-control or cohort study) fall on the research pyramid? What does where it is on the research pyramid mean?