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Volume 26, Issue 3 - Observational Studies

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Syntactic Structure - Inter-sentence

Incrementalism: Sentences

Inter-sentence incrementalism is an expansion of information, often secondary, into a sentence rather than a reduction of the information to a clause or phrase and incorporation (sentence combining) into a contiguous sentence. Such incrementalism may be a consequence of the advice to express ideas as a series of short sentences to avoid grammatical mistakes. Although there is wisdom to this advice, such information expansion conveys a non - professional tone and seems tedious and simplistic to an expert in the discipline who expects a focused interrelation of thought achievable by sentence combining. Incrementalism is organised into three subsections according to how a reduced syntactic structure is incorporated into a contiguous sentence: coordination; modification; apposition.



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Odd cases and risky cohorts: Measures of risk and association in observational studies
Guidance for the design and analysis of observational studies: The STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies (STRATOS) initiative
Guidelines for disclosing the results from observational trials
Registration and ethics committee approval for observational studies: Current status and way forward
Regulatory submissions of non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies
Reporting non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies (NI-PASS)
Patient-reported outcomes: How useful are they?
EMA releases the revised Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Module V – updated guidance on risk management plans
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