Pitfalls in neuroepidemiologic research.

Abstract:

:In neuroepidemiologic research, there are many pitfalls to trap unwary investigators, whether the project is a survey, a case-control study, or some other type of study. We briefly discuss pitfalls relating to: research preliminaries (e.g., failure to decide on study objectives); personnel and training (e.g., deficient training); data collection (e.g., ineffective supervision); data ownership and data sharing (disagreement about how the data will be used), and report preparation (e.g., failure to interpret results in the context of uncertainties arising from the design and implementation of the research). Awareness of these pitfalls will reduce the likelihood of flawed or ineffective neuroepidemiologic research.

journal_name

Neuroepidemiology

journal_title

Neuroepidemiology

authors

Anderson DW,Rocca WA,Rosário JA

doi

10.1159/000026153

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-01-01 00:00:00

pages

55-62

issue

2

eissn

0251-5350

issn

1423-0208

pii

ned17055

journal_volume

17

pub_type

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