Research paper concepts of epidemiology

Unit V Research Paper

  • Weight: 10% of course grade

In Unit VII, you will be required to submit a research paper based upon a topic related to epidemiology. Your research paper will need to be at least six pages in length, and you will need at least five scholarly references to support the argument surrounding your topic, which was identified in your Unit I Topic Selection assignment. In addition to your literature review, which was submitted in Unit III, this unit’s assignment will be incorporated into your final research paper. This series of related assignments is designed to enable provision of feedback and to help ensure that you are on track with your progress before you submit your final research paper in Unit VII.

Bias and Confounding

For this submission, you will write a two-page paper identifying any bias or confounding that may be present in your research. You will include at least one scholarly reference other than your textbook. Keep in mind that the CSU Online Library is an excellent source of scholarly information.

Within your paper, include the elements identified below.

  • Identify and describe the measure of association or measure of effect that you will use in your research based on your research population and research question.
  • Determine if confounding is present, and explain your decision.
  • Describe methods for controlling bias and confounding in the study design, and provide advantages and disadvantages of each.

Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, and include in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.


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