NCCMT – Understanding Research Evidence

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A series of 12 short videos explain some important terms that you are likely to encounter when looking at research evidence.

  • Format Videos
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Further education
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence, 4 - Decision making
  • Duration >15 mins
  • Difficulty Intermediate

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National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
McMaster University

Understanding and interpreting research evidence is an important part of practising evidence-informed public health. You need to understand some basic concepts. This series of 12 short videos explains some important terms that you are likely to encounter when looking at research evidence.

1. What’s the Risk? Understanding Absolute and Relative Risk Reduction (8.24) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=548#ure1

2. Relative Risk: It’s easy to calculate and interpret (10.40) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=117#ure1

3. Effectiveness of Interventions – Understanding the Number Needed to Treat (10.42) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=118#ure1

4. Types of Reviews What kind of review do we need? (9.25) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=119#ure1

5. How to Calculate an Odds Ratio (5.54) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=120#ure1

6. Understanding a Confidence Interval (5.31) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=121#ure1

7. Forest Plots: Understanding a Meta-Analysis in 5 Minutes or Less (5.38) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=122#ure1

8. The Importance of Clinical Significance (3.41) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=123#ure1

9. Evidence-Informed Decision Making: A guiding framework for public health (7.14) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=124#ure1

10. 6S Pyramid: a tool that helps you find evidence quickly and efficiently (8.55) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=125#ure1

11. Understanding what a P value tells us (7.31) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=126#ure1

12. Making Sense of a Standardized Mean Difference (7.34) http://www.nccmt.ca/capacity-development/videos?v=127#ure1

 

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