Week 7 Discussion: Chapter 7
Please write a 200-300 word response to the following discussion question. I expect your response to reflect critical thought based on information from the textbook and from one additional source. Whenever possible, try to relate the discussion question to your own experiences. Be sure to appropriately cite and list your references.
Gordis, L. (2014). Epidemiology (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. ISBN: 978-1-4557-3733-8 Heymann, D.L. (Ed.) (2015). Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (20th ed.). Washington D.C.: American Public Health Association. ISBN: 978-0-8755-3018-5
Discussion Question: Why is randomization important? When would stratified randomization of participants be beneficial to the design of a study. Why?