Explain the differences between a case series and a cross-sectional study. What are the advantages and disadvantages of conducting a case series and cross-sectional study? Is there anything you would change with the process of conducting a case series or cross-sectional study? Why? Case Series Vs Cross-Sectional Studies

Students will learn how to choose a research design that addresses their research problem.
Previous: The best study designs produce accurate, valid results. The course text discussed the differences in study design. To continue the discussion
Discuss the difference between case series and cross-sectional studies.
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to doing a cross-sectional and case series study?
What would you change about the case series/cross-sectional research process? Why?

 

Cross-Sectional Studies Vs. Case Series

 

Answer

A case series is a group of people who have the same treatment or medical condition. In the case of series data, for example, the demographic information on an individual such as their age, gender, and ethnicity is included often in the study. (Jacobsen 2021). Cross-sectional research, on the other hand shows a snapshot of a population’s health at one moment in time. It assesses the proportion of people who are at risk for a particular condition or disease (Jacobsen 2021). A cross-sectional study is a medical research project that examines the rate of cancer within a population.

One of the major benefits of case series is that they offer more research options than random trials, case analysis and cohort studies. These series are also less expensive and require less work (Bowling (2014) Case series can be subject to

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