Descriptive Versus Analytic Epidemiology
In this discussion, you will compare and contrast a descriptive epidemiologic study with an analytic epidemiologic study.
In the text of your initial post propose a one-paragraph design of a descriptive study pertaining to a demographic population of which you are a member. If necessary, refresh your memory of the key characteristics of descriptive studies by reviewing your text.
After describing the study design, discuss its purpose in both general and specific terms.