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Methods matter and the ‘too much, too soon’ theory (part 2): what is the goal of your sports injury research? Are you describing, predicting or drawing a causal inference?

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  • Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen Department of Public Health, Section for Sports Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus, Denmark PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nina Sjoerup Simonsen Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Marti Casals Sport and Physical Activity Studies Centre (CEEAF), Faculty of Medicine, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Barcelona, Spain Medical Department, Futbol Club Barcelona, Barça Innovation Hub, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Emmanuel Stamatakis School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mohammad Ali Mansournia Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Department of Public Health, Section for Sports Science, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark; roen{at}ph.au.dk; Professor Mohammad Ali Mansournia; mansournia_ma{at}yahoo.com
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Nielsen RO, Simonsen NS, Casals M, et al
Methods matter and the ‘too much, too soon’ theory (part 2): what is the goal of your sports injury research? Are you describing, predicting or drawing a causal inference?

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  • Accepted July 14, 2020
  • First published August 3, 2020.
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October 28, 2020

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