Research designs

Bernardo Hochman Fabio Xerfan Nahas Renato Santos de Oliveira Filho Lydia Masako Ferreira About the authors

The purpose of this study is to analyze the classifications and concepts found at the literature regarding the research models on scientific studies commonly used in medical articles. This paper provides elements to facilitate the creation of a research model. It also helps the researcher to identify which is the research model of an article. This article will enable the reader of a scientific paper to have a more accurate sense of criticism of the Methods of a study.

Biomedical Research; Epidemiologic Models; Epidemiologic Research Design; Clinical Trials; Cohort Studies


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