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ULH Libraries : Training Pages

Welcome to our ULH Libraries web page. Please find access to many of our services throughout the site.

On this page is many pages that are available for you to do online training from a number of sources 

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AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation)

Provides a tool for evaluating the quality and reporting of practice guidelines. [Last checked: 30/3/20]


Reading resources for lots of topics relevant to critical appraisal such as statistics. Note: not updated since 2010.  [Last checked: 30/3/20]

BMJ Endgames: Statistics

Dr Philip Sedgewick is the author of the BMJ Endgames statistcs series. These are short clinically relevant explainations of statistical concepts. Note: no new content since 2015. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)

From the University of Oxford. Checklists, workshops, educational resources. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

Cochrane Handbook (2019).

Guidance to authors preparing Cochrane reviews. Provides comprehensive explanations of bias. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials)

Evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized trials. Provides a checklist for how RCTs are reported. This also helps to develop understanding of research design. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

CASP is part of Better Value Healthcare, a training organisation led by Professor Muir Gray, based in Oxford. Provides workshops, checklists and e-modules. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

Dr Kritika Samsi: Critical appraisal of qualitative research.

Powerpoint on critical appraisal of qualitative research by Dr Samsi from King’s College, London. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

Mathematics and Statistics for Dummies by Wiley

Short explanations of statistical concepts for beginners. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis)

Evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Provides a checklist and flow diagram. This also helps to develop understanding of research design. [Last checked: 30/3/20]

STROBE ( Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology)

STROBE is an international, collaborative initiative of epidemiologists, methodologists, statisticians, researchers and journal editors involved in the conduct and dissemination of observational studies, with the common aim of STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology. Provides checklists and also helps to develop understanding of research design.