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"How to Read a Paper" BMJ series of articles by T. Greenhalgh

 

How to read a paper: The Medline database.  Greenhalgh T.  BMJ 1997; 315(7101): 180-3.

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Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about).  Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7102): 243-246.

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Assessing the methodological quality of published papers. Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7103): 305-308.

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Statistics for the non-statistician: Different types of data need different statistical tests. Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7104): 364-366.

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Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls. Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7105): 422-425.

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Papers that report drug trials. Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7106): 480-483.

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Papers that report diagnostic or screening test. Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7107): 540-543.

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Papers that tell you what things costs (economic analyses). Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7108): 596-599.

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Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses). Greenhalgh T. BMJ 1997; 315(7109): 672-675.

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Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research). Greenhalgh T, and Taylor R. BMJ 1997; 315(7110): 740-743.

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