Non-Experimental Research Design and Analysis - MMA


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Can design and implement a market analysis
  • Can plan, collect, analyze, and present data from e.g. a quantitative study (such as a survey or registerbased study), as well as a qualitative study
  • Can understand and explain the steps in a “good” regression analysis, including the relationship between purpose and methodology, inclusion of theory/evidence and put forth hypotheses, examination of data, use statistical tools in model specification, risk of bias and a loss of efficiency, etc.
  • Can use the guidelines on a “good method of analysis” for a given issue, including assessing the possibilities for conducting a ceteris paribus cause-effect analysis based on a data set with non-randomized data.
  • Can critically assess articles/reports that use regression analysis/statistical analysis of register-based data or questionnaire data
  • Can use and combine methods in the prerequisite subjects overall to design and develop a market analysis for a topic related to the health care system
  • Can work with qualitative data and quantitative surveys simultaneously. Can specifically handle/evaluate how the company can obtain knowledge on a topic by means of a non-experimental study.


  • Can design market studies
  • Can be part of a medical market access/marketing team in a company, including constructively assessing and participating in marketing activities (including critiquing the activities of competitors)



Name of examNon-Experimental Research Design and Analysis
Type of exam
Written exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

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Facts about the module

Danish titleTeoretisk forskningsdesign og -analyse - MMA
Module codeMEDMS13K2_6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine