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Review your studies on John Snow and the London cholera outbreak along with what you have learned about experimental study designs. Develop a study design for each of the following major designs presented utilizing the components and concepts comprising Dr. Snow's cholera outbreak:
For each study design address the following components:
Historical concepts and practices that provided the foundation for the practice of epidemiology and epidemiological research related sciences.
Advantages of this design as it relates to this health issue.
Disadvantages of this design as it relates to this health issue.
Common statistical measures utilized in this study design.
Sampling issues with each study design as it relates to this health issue.
Bias in epidemiological research and understand how it is controlled in research design.
For the second part of the assignment, select a recent (within the past 5 years) or a well-known public health issue and complete the following:
Provide a one-page summary of the outbreak.
Identify and discuss literature regarding the outbreak.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the outbreak resolution based on the strengths and limitations of the study designs utilized in the literature.
Develop a different study design that best fits the outbreak and justify the selection through a discussion of the study design's strengths and limitations as it relates to your chosen health issue.
Identify sampling issues you would expect to encounter in your selected study design.
Review the Study Design Scoring Guide for information on how this assignment is graded.
Name potential biases possible in this study design and your selected health issue.
This paper should be approximately 6–8 pages in length.