research designResearch    re·​search | \ ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌsərch  \ (noun)

careful or diligent search; studious inquiry or examination; the collecting of information about a particular subject

Design    de·​sign | \ di-ˈzīn  \ (verb)

to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan; to devise for a specific function or end*





Thoughtful design of research studies and experiments is critical to producing rigorous results. Furthermore, many investigators have had the frustrating experience of restarting experiments when new analytical considerations necessitate revising the experimental design. Taking the time at or before the beginning of project work to look broadly and deeply at experimental design can enhance the value of the data generated and reduce wasted effort. Explore the topic areas listed below for more information and resources you may find relevant to your work.