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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

Conducting high-quality research in humanitarian settings is challenging but possible. We must find ways to meet these challenges and do

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School Projects

The EvIdeNce into Schools and TEachINg (EinSTein) project involves taking the methods of EBM into schools to foster critical thinking.

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BLOGS

Evidence-Based thinking and why it matters. Click through to read the latest from our EBM Bloggers. Articles range from Introducing you to

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Explaining absolute and relative effect sizes - in a way you’ll never forget.

“I suppose you could never explain to the most ingenious mollusc that such a creature as the whale existed.” —

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Junior Myth Busters

Can blueberries boost brainpower? Our junior EinSTein myth-busters put health claims to the test. The Daily Mail headline: “A bowl

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5 things to consider before you do a systematic review

Conducting a systematic review can be an interesting but challenging process. Here, Igho Onakpoya and Elizabeth Spencer offer you the

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Acupuncture for baby colic? - here's my gripe

So, is acupuncture the “miracle cure” for babies with colic?     Many parents will know that managing the common

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The NHS is not in crisis – here’s why.

Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away.

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Unethical placebo controls: time to revise the Declaration of Helsinki

 Jeremy Howick discusses whether it is ethical for clinicians to recommend that their patients sign up for a trial, even

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Tom Jefferson: "with £1 million, I'd do an overview of regulatory procedures worldwide."

Professor Tom Jefferson is a tutor on the Complex Reviews module. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre

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José Ordóñez-Mena: "what would we do without systematic reviews and meta-analyses?"

José Ordóñez-Mena is a Module Co-ordinator and tutor for Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods, and also teaches on

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Geoff Wong: "I got into EBM and realism by chance."

Dr Geoff Wong is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. He is Module

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Do you teach critical thinking about health claims? Then here’s our Christmas wish…

There are endless unreliable claims about the effects of treatments. To avoid being misled, people must think critically. Learning how

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My holiday wishes for evidence-based social media

Imagine you are a 20-year old woman and you think you might have a urinary tract infection (UTI).  You head

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How to Engage the Public with your Research

Academics have long been accused of intellectual isolation – locked away in Ivory Towers, unable to find a ‘lingua franca’

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