Structure of Objectivist Studies

  • Charles P. Friedman
  • Jeremy C. Wyatt
Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Abstract

This chapter begins to explore objectivist studies in detail. In Chapters 4–7 we address how to design studies, how to develop measurement procedures to collect data, and how subsequently to analyze the data. The methods introduced relate directly to the comparison-based, objectives-based, and decision-facilitation approaches to evaluation as introduced in Chapter 2. They are useful for addressing most of the purposes of evaluation in informatics, the specific questions that can be explored, and the types of studies that can be undertaken—all as introduced in Chapter 3.

Keywords

Information Resource Objectivist Study Object Class Measurement Study Medical Informatics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles P. Friedman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeremy C. Wyatt
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Center for Biomedical InformaticsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Imperial Cancer Research FundLondonUK

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