- Formulating a precise and focussed research question
- Understanding different research designs
- Identifying bias in published clinical trials
- Interpreting basic medical statistics (descriptive statistics, risk/odds, p values and powers)
Attend if: you need to be able to judge the quality of published health care research in order to make decisions about patient care or service development; you are carrying out a literature review or systematic review.
Previous experience required: the session works equally well as a refresher or introductory session on critical appraisal of quantitative research.
Duration: 3 hours
Format: presentation with small group work, including discussion of a published article that will be distributed prior to the session.
Library, Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital
This session is complemented by other sessions on medical statistics and on reading qualitative research. The statistics covered in How to read quantitative research are very basic. For more detailed statistics attend Introductory medical statistics for critical appraisal. The session will not address appraising qualitative research. For more information about how to appraise qualitative research attend How to read qualitative research.
Booking a place
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Arranging a one-to-one session
We do not carry out one-to-one sessions for this course; however we can run ad-hoc sessions for groups of four or more people on request. Please contact Sarah Butler to arrange a mutually convenient time.