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How to Read a Paper (BMJ Series)


Medline Database

Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about)

Assessing the methodological quality

Statistics for the non-statistician. I: different types of data need different statistical tests

Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls

Papers that report drug trials

Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests

Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses)

Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses)

Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)