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Thu 7 Sep 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials
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Thu 7 Sep 2017

Description

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Target audience

Nurses, doctors, other health care professionals, and researchers

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 7 Sep 2017   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room map Veronica Phillips
Topics covered
  • Critical Appraisal
Aims

To understand how to critically appraise a randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)

Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Duration

One sesson of 90 minutes

Frequency

A number of times per term

Theme
Medicine

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