CHAPTER 3

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH PROJECT

OVERVIEW

THIS CHAPTER explains how to develop a cost-effectiveness research project. We explore some of the key things to think about as you develop your question, and then go into how to sketch out your model so that you have some idea of what data you'll need to collect.

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EIGHT STEPS TO A PERFECT RESEARCH PROJECT

Cost-effectiveness analyses are conducted using a series of intuitive methodological steps, many of which may be generalized to any scientific research project:

  1. Think through your research question.
  2. Sketch out the analysis.
  3. Collect data for your model.
  4. Adjust data.
  5. Build your model.
  6. Run and ...

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