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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, 1:00 – 2:30PM
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Or via live, interactive webcast (a link will be provided to those who register).
All are welcome to attend. Please register online.
Prior to the seminar, you will be asked to read a journal article. The scientific journal article will be emailed to you after you register for the seminar.