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How to read a paper
On this page you will find links to articles in the BMJ that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers:
- Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research) Trisha Greenhalgh, Rod Taylor
- Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) Trisha Greenhalgh
- Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses) Trisha Greenhalgh
- Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests Trisha Greenhalgh
- Papers that report drug trials Trisha Greenhalgh
- Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls Trisha Greenhalgh
- Statistics for the non-statistician Trisha Greenhalgh
- Assessing the methodological quality of published papers Trisha Greenhalgh
- Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about) Trisha Greenhalgh
- The Medline database Trisha Greenhalgh