Xiao-lei Bao

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BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease of which the clinical progression and factors related to death are still unclear. OBJECTIVE To identify the clinical progression of SFTS and explore predictors of fatal outcome throughout the disease progress. STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was performed in(More)
The design of one factor with k levels (k ≥ 3) refers to the research that only involves one experimental factor with k levels (k ≥ 3), and there is no arrangement for other important non-experimental factors. This paper introduces the estimation of sample size and testing power for quantitative data and qualitative data having a binary response variable(More)
Three-factor designs that are unable to examine the interactions include crossover design and Latin square design, which can examine three factors, namely, an experimental factor and two block factors. Although the two design types are not quite frequently used in practical research, an unexpected research effect will be achieved if they are correctly(More)
The research subject is the first key element of the three key elements in the research design. An appropriate selection of research subjects is crucial to the success of the research. This article summarizes the general principles for the selection of research subjects, the types and numbers of research subjects and the common mistakes that researchers(More)
Randomization is one of the four basic principles of research design. The meaning of randomization includes two aspects: one is to randomly select samples from the population, which is known as random sampling; the other is to randomly group all the samples, which is called randomized grouping. Randomized grouping can be subdivided into three categories:(More)
How to choose an appropriate experimental design type to arrange research factors and their levels is an important issue in experimental research. Choosing an appropriate design type is directly related to the accuracy and reliability of the research result. When confronting a practical issue, how can researchers choose the most appropriate design type to(More)
Multifactor designs that are able to examine the interactions include factorial design, factorial design with a block factor, repeated measurement design; orthogonal design, split-block design, etc. Among all the above design types that are able to examine the interactions, the factorial design is the most commonly used. It is also called the full-factor(More)
The control principle is one of the four basic principles of research design. Without a control group, the conclusion of research will be unconvincing; furthermore, if the control group is not set properly, the conclusion will be unreliable. Generally, there is more than one control group in a multi-factor design. Problems like incomplete control and(More)