Critical reading – The basis for sound science

The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the scientific approach for critical appraisal of the literature highlighting the weakness and strength of the following research designs;

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    Meta-analyses

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    Systematic reviews

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    Randomized clinical trials

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    Cohort studies

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    Case control studies

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    Cross sectional studies

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    Case series

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    Case reports

  • 9.

    Expert opinion

The following parameters should be considered to identify the strongest possible evidence in the literature:

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    Focused aims

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    Rigorous scientific methodology (hypothesis, sample size, bias minimized)

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    Robust analysis of the results

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    Logical conclusion

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Critical reading – The basis for sound science
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