Common pitfalls with studies and things to look out for

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‘Ask for Evidence’ introduction to the need for critical appraisal of research studies.

Key Concepts addressed:


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?

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