Drop-In Sessions
Medford Office Hours

Need assistance with study design, statistics, or Statistical Analysis System (SAS)? Our Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center provides free research help sessions on the Tufts University campus in Medford.

Research Help Office Hours in Medford are the first Tuesday of every month from 2:00 – 4:00PM in Eaton Hall, Room 121 (5 The Green, Medford).

To reserve a 30-minute session, send an email to info@tuftsctsi.org. Be sure to include:

  • Your name, title and department
  • A brief description of your project
  • A short summary of your question.
Seminars & Workshops
Evaluating Scientific Journal Articles

View the slides for this seminar (PDF).

View the article that will be discussed during this seminar (PDF).


What makes a journal article successful?

Join us for Evaluating Scientific Journal Articles and learn the questions you should ask yourself, whether reviewing journal articles or writing your own. This interactive seminar will be presented by Lori Lyn Price, MAS, Statistician in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center.

By the end of this seminar you will be able to:

  • List the questions you should ask yourself when evaluating a scientific journal article.
  • Identify the specific, testable hypothesis of the paper.
  • Identify what type of study design was used.
  • Evaluate whether the results of the study were affected by bias.
  • Explain why this study was important, what it added to the literature, or how it changed health practice.
  • Appraise the compatibility of the conclusions of the study with the study objectives.


Thursday, April 28th, 2016 1:00 – 2:30PM
Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Or via live, interactive webcast (a link will be provided to those who register).