# 2.6: Introduction- Types of Statistical Studies

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## What you’ll learn to do: Describe various types of statistical studies and the types of conclusions that are appropriate.

### LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• From a research question, determine the goal of a statistical study.
• Determine if a study is an experiment or an observational study.
• From a description of a statistical study, determine the goal of the study.
• Based on the study design, determine what types of conclusions are appropriate.