analytical study

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to analytical study: Cross sectional study, descriptive study

analytical study

A comparative study designed to reach causal inferences about hypothesised relationships between risk factors and outcome. Analytical studies identify and quantify associations, test hypotheses, identify causes and determine whether an association exists between variables, such as between an exposure and a disease. Statistical procedures are used to determine if a relationship is likely to have occurred by chance alone. Analytical studies usually compare two or more groups or sets of data.

Case-control study, cohort study, randomised-controlled clinical trial, lab study.

analytical, analytic

pertaining to or emanating from analysis.

analytical control
control of confounding by analysis of the results of a trial or test.
analytical epidemiology
draws statistical inferences, mostly about causes, about disease in populations based on available samples of it.
analytical methods
techniques used to draw statistical inferences including multiple regression, path analysis, discriminate analysis and logistic analysis.
analytical study
a method for testing a hypothesis as part of an investigation of the association between a disease and possible causes of the disease.


a scholarly examination. Specific types of study are also detailed under blind, case-control, cohort, cross-sectional.

analytical study
one in which a phenomenon is described and an attempt made to analyze the effects of variables on the phenomenon.
descriptive study
one in which a phenomenon is described but no attempt is made to analyze the effects of variables on the phenomenon.
follow-up study
one carried out to find out whether there has been change in the situation since the initial study.
longitudinal study
one carried out over a period of time so that chronological time has an opportunity to exert an effect as a variable.
observational study
see descriptive study (above).
prospective study
one in which the data to be studied are yet to be generated, the events having not yet occurred.
retrospective study
one based on examination of existing data, on events that have already occurred.
simulation study
one in which the real circumstances are simulated, either in fact, or by means of a set of mathematical formulae each of which expresses the probability of each outcome in a series of consequential events that mirror the possible pathways in a real-life situation.
References in periodicals archive ?
According to BMI new analytical study on the sector Indian Telecom Analysis (2008-2012), mobile telephony continues to fuel growth in the Indian telecom sector with mobile subscriber base projected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.
3 billion and SR12 billion, respectively, according to an analytical study by Al-Eqtisadiyah daily.
Summary: DuUBAI - A new analytical study has blamed seasonal factors for the abrupt rise in prices of some consumer commodities like vegetables, fish and meat and of stability of others like dairy and poultry products.
He also said that Manpower Ministry has conducted an analytical study on reasons hindering jobseekers in finding suitable employment opportunities for them, as well as their reluctance to accept the opportunities shown earlier by developing solutions through providing jobs suitable for everyone.
This thorough, analytical study focuses on 10 architectural projects located in France, Chile, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Germany, and the UK.
analytical study of the salaries system and the privileges reserved to the
The in vivo and analytical study was conducted at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science at University College London (UCL) by principal investigator Professor Allen Goodship, Professor of Orthopaedic Sciences and Director of the Institute, who will be submitting the data for publication.
Assessment of Land Use, Land Use Change Drivers, Forest Law, Policy and Governance (Component 2a): Activities will include a study on the history of land use and future strategic options; a national study of wood use for energy; and an analytical study on the potential of reforestation at the national level; along with accompanying validation workshops
Summary: An analytical study released by the Ministry of Foreign Trade on Saturday has revealed that UAE exports of plastics grew by 127 per cent ($ 2.
The material is divided into three sections: the analytical concordance of the verb, negations, and an analytical study of the sentence.
According to our new analytical study on the sector called China Healthcare Sector Analysis the China healthcare spending is forecast to grow at CAGR of over 18% during 2010-2012.
This technical task determines the goals and tasks for the involvement of the national organization to support phase 1 of the analytical study of investment attractiveness of Ukraine.

Full browser ?