Your task is to design two studies (unrelated to the study cited


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Your task is to design two studies (unrelated to the study cited above) that investigate the relationship between stretching and musculoskeletal injury. The first should be either a case-control study or a cohort study. The second will be a randomized controlled trial. For questions 1-6: Design either a case-control or a cohort study investigating the association between stretching and musculoskeletal injury. 1. Will you conduct a case-control or cohort study? Provide supporting reasons for selecting this design for your research question. (2 pts) case control because this particularly investigating 2. How will you define your exposure measure (stretching) and your outcome measure (musculoskeletal injury)? Be specific in your operationalization so that all involved in the study will have the same understanding of each variable. (2 pts) 3. Who would you would recruit to participate in your study? What are your inclusion or exclusion criteria? (2 pts) 4. Considering the study design you selected, what are the basic steps you would take to implement your study? (Refer to slide 4 in class 14 lecture for case-control and slide 14 in class 16 lecture for cohort studies) (2 pts) 5. Create a contingency table with hypothetical (made up) data for your study. (2 pt) 6. What is the appropriate measure of association for your study? Calculate the correct measure of association using your data in #5 and write the interpretation sentence. (2 pts) : Design a randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a stretching intervention for the prevention of musculoskeletal injury. Will you conduct an individual-level intervention or a group-level intervention (community trial)? 7. Who would you recruit for your study population? What are your inclusion or exclusion criteria? (2 pts) 8. Briefly describe the intervention you would be implementing. What will happen in the treatment group? The control group? (2 pts) 9. How will you operationalize the outcome measure? (2 pts) 10. Discuss the issue of blinding in your study. Could you blind participants? If so, how would you do this? If not, how might the lack of blinding affect your study results? (2 pts)

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