Understanding the evidence: Recognising bias

Course details


  • Exploring the most common biases found in quantitative research studies and how to spot them. 

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;
  • you are presenting at a journal club.

Notes: Part of our new series of bite-sized sessions focusing on how to understand the evidence.

Previous experience required: the session works equally well as a refresher or introductory session on critical appraisal of quantitative research.

Duration: 45 minutes

Format: presentation with small group work and discussion of examples of published research

Booking a place: Use the form below or log into KnowledgeShare (using an NHS OpenAthens username and password) to book onto a session.

Sessions are taught both on-site and online. Dates which are taught online only (using tools such as Microsoft Teams) are listed separately. You will be contacted with more details when you book onto a specific session. Contact uhsussex.library@nhs.net if you have any queries.

Further help:

Tools and guidance

Guide to running journal clubs [pdf]

Booking form