- 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)
- 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
- you are presenting at a journal club
Previous experience required: the session works equally well as a refresher or introductory session on critical appraisal of quantitative research.
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Format: presentation with small group work, including discussion of a published article that will be distributed prior to the session.