Answered By: Meredith Semones-UCF
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014     Views: 13

Here is a definition for "cohort study"  from Credo Reference, one of UCF Library's databases which you can access from Database Titles (A-Z) from Articles & Databases page

Cohort Study

A systemised follow-up study of people for a specific period of time, or until the occurrence of a defined event such as a particular illness or death. The aim is to follow the disease course and/or the reasons for the participants’ deaths. Different cohorts may be compared and conclusions drawn about a particular disease or drug treatment. ...Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition...

 and a link to validity http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/validity 

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Meredith Semones

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See also the Research Methods & Data Sources guide.

 

 

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