Critical appraisal

Format: Lessons
Language/s: English
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Short Description:

University of New South Wales Medical Statistics Tutorial 4 addresses Critical Appraisal.

Key Concepts addressed:


By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Define the term ‘critical appraisal’
  • Summarise the purpose of critical appraisal in clinical practice
  • Discuss the purpose of randomisation and blinding
  • Distinguish allocation concealment from blinding
  • Identify both adequate and inadequate randomisation methods
  • Define bias and confounding in terms of clinical studies
  • Correctly identify the study factor and outcome factors in a journal article
  • Critically appraise a paper about the effectiveness of a therapy