The benefits of a strong hypothesis for retrospective research

Harcourt-Brown, Tom
November 2013
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;11/9/2013, Vol. 173 Issue 18, p447
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on the positive aspects of retrospective research in veterinary medicine. He discusses the use of evidence-based medicine in clinical decision making. He compares different kinds of studies including well-defined prospective trials, retrospective case series or case-control studies. He believes that retrospective research offers many benefits, but it requires a strong hypothesis.


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