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Whether you are evaluating research in order to incorporate a new study into your practice or you are designing a project yourself, it is important to be aware of the many forms of bias that can creep
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.
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: Power Power Recall that Type I error  is the probability of falsely rejecting the null hypothesis (H0) based on our sample even though H0 is true in the population. Alternative
Rapid Research Review: PPV and NPV An Initiative of the EMRA Research Committee Terms Positive Predictive Value (PPV): The probability that a positive test result predicts disease Negative Predictive
Rapid Research Review: Sensitivity and Specificity An Initiative of the EMRA Research Committee Terms Sensitivity: Ability of a test to detect a disease when it is present Specificity: Ability of a t