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Social media has made everyone an epidemiologist in this era of COVID-19. But surprise! Details matter. Learn how to interpret the data and consider it in context.
Making sense of a data set is fundamental to our role, not only as scientists, but also as clinicians. A simple method exists that allows for a systematic manner to answer the key question in research
Type I error. Type II error. Alpha. Beta. And that null hypothesis. Let's look at what these all really mean in clinical studies.
Physicians need to feel confident in their ability to critically appraise new research. But it's not always easy, especially with an ever-increasing body of knowledge.
"Wanna write that up?" Not many phrases in emergency medicine can induce as much anxiety as these four innocuous words. These 10 steps can help you overcome that anxiety and get published.
EMRA Journal Club: Intravenous Lidocaine for ED Patients with Renal Colic Renal colic affects 12% of people worldwide and recurs at a rate of 50%.1 First line therapy for management of pain associate
Journal Club for Dummies: How Not to Be Intimidated by Evidence-Based Medicine Have you ever looked at a journal club article and felt overwhelmed? You are not alone! Many residents are in the same b
Rapid Research Review: Data Sets and Summary Indexes Olga Kovalerchik, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, EMRA Research Committee, Vice-Chair, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT You've just finishe
Rapid Research Review: More Study Types More Study Types Case Series This is used when the objective is to describe and find patterns related to a particular disease/problem. Case series are useful f
Rapid Research Review: Study Types Case-Control (“What happened?”) Compares a group with a disease to a group without disease.  This study can calculate an odds ratio. Advantages: many exposures can