Clinical Guide: Evaluating Research

For anyone who’s ever heard me speak on the issue of providing ethical and effective court testimony, one of the main topics of discussion is always about being able to support your opinions with credible scientific information. That, of course, leads into a discussion of how you actually do that. Fortunately, many smart people have addressed this topic.

From FHO

Resolution: Read More

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Yesterday a reader reminded me that for all of my discussion about reading research on FHO, I never really talk about the best way to make it *easier* to identify…

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Guide: Literature Searches

Guide: Literature Searches

I was asked to do a post on literature searches, and since I'm always harping on the importance of keeping up with the science, I think it's a good idea. There are many ways to access current literature, so I'll…

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Maintaining Currency & Competency: Reading (and Understanding) Research

Yesterday, I posted the latest Articles of Note. And along with that post, what I really want to say is this: you have to read articles to stay current. This is especially true of my nursing colleagues, who often don't.…

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Worthwhile Read: Predatory Publishing

Worthwhile Read: Predatory Publishing

As I frequently mention here, just because something is available online doesn't mean it's quality. As professionals we're obligated to evaluate our sources for scientific information, because in this day and age, there's an abundance of information out there, not…

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How to Read a Scientific Paper

In looking for something completely unrelated, I stumbled upon this infographic from Elsevier on how to read a scientific paper. I certainly spend enough time talking about how important this skill is to develop when I discuss defensible practice and testimony.…

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Articles (General)

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science. (Compound Interest)
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Evaluating Research Quality

Evaluating Research Quality. (Victoria Transport Policy Institute)
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Evaluating Introductions and Literature Reviews

Evaluating Introductions and Literature Reviews. (Indiana University)
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How Can You Tell If Scientific Evidence Is Strong Or Weak?

How Can You Tell If Scientific Evidence Is Strong Or Weak? (Vox)
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Interpreting Research Studies

Interpreting Research Studies. (Guttmacher Institute)
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Who's Afraid of Peer Review?

Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? (Science)
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Articles (Evaluating Internet Sources)

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet: Distinguishing Propaganda and Misinformation

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet: Distinguishing Propaganda and Misinformation. (Johns Hopkins University)
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Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Evaluating Internet Research Sources. (Virtual Salt)
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Articles (Healthcare Research)

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature. (Family Practice Management)
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Checklist For The Qualitative Evaluation Of Clinical Studies With Particular Focus On External Validity And Model Validity

Bornhöft G, Maxion-Bergemann S, Wolf U, Kienle GS, Michalsen A, Vollmar HC, Gilbertson S, Matthiessen PF. Checklist For The Qualitative Evaluation Of Clinical Studies With Particular Focus On External Validity And Model Validity. (FULL-TEXT). BMC Med Res Methodol. 2006 Dec 11;6:56.
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Evaluating the Literature

Evaluating the Literature. (Medscape)
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Finding The Research For Evidence-Based Practice – Part Two: Selecting Credible Evidence

Finding The Research For Evidence-Based Practice – Part Two: Selecting Credible Evidence. (Nursing Times)
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User’s Guide to the Nursing Research: An Introduction

Cullum N. User’s Guide to the Nursing Research: An Introduction. (FULL-TEXT). Evid Based Nurs 2000;3:71-72 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.71.
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Articles (Violence Research)

Evaluating Violence Against Women Research Reports

Evaluating Violence Against Women Research Reports. (VAWNet)
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Reading, Understanding and Evaluating Research: Glossary of Research Terms

Reading, Understanding and Evaluating Research: Glossary of Research Terms. (NSVRC)
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Understanding Evidence: Pt. I Best Available Research Evidence

Understanding Evidence: Pt. I Best Available Research Evidence. (CDC)
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