Dr. Trisha Greenhalgh is a British physician and professor of medicine that wrote a series of excellent articles in the mid to late 1990's as the idea of finding, analyzing and using Best-Evidence from the literature was gaining in importance and prominence. Although over 10 year old, her "How to Read a Paper" series of articles, published in the BMJ, still offer valid insight into increasing critical appraisal skills.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about). BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7102), 243-246.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. papers that report diagnostic or screening tests. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7107), 540-543.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. papers that report drug trials. ARTICLE BEGINS ON PAGE 4 OF THE LINKED PDF FILE.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7106), 480-483.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. statistics for the non-statistician. I: Different types of data need different statistical tests.
ARTICLE BEGINS ON PAGE 4 OF THE LINKED PDF FILE.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7104), 364-366.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. statistics for the non-statistician. II: "significant" relations and their pitfalls.
ARTICLE BEGINS ON PAGE 5 OF THE LINKED PDF FILE.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7105), 422-425.
Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. the medline database. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7101), 180-183.
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