Resources for teaching LR etc
Common pitfalls with studies and things to look out for< Back to search results
- Format Websites
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Self-directed learning
- EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence
- Duration <5 mins
- Difficulty Introductory
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-2a Reviews of fair comparisons should be systematic
- 3-2b Are you very different from the people studied?
- 3-2c Are the treatments practical in your setting?
- 1-2f Consider all of the relevant fair comparisons
Is the study relevant?
Just because you’ve seen or been sent a reputable scientific paper, you shouldn’t assume the research actually supports the claim, even if someone has said it does. The research might well be totally irrelevant.
So first ask or check: what’s actually being tested in the study? Does it really relate to the claim?