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Post by Nazard »

I am pleased that Jack’s well written and thought provoking articles have stimulated interest in research, because I have been actively involved in healthcare research for a long time, as a researcher, author, reviewer and teacher. It’s a complex area with many misunderstandings, but overall, the standard of UK research is very high.

PubMed would be my first resource to search and you can create a free login and then set up quite sophisticated searches, and alerts. As a database search tool, it isn’t as sophisticated as Embase, but is easier to use and Embase needs an institutional license.

The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford, https://www.cebm.ox.ac.uk/
has plenty of resources freely available, including critical appraisal tools:
https://www.cebm.ox.ac.uk/resources/ebm ... isal-tools

The Cochrane Collaboration has a comprehensive database of systematic reviews, although please note that Cochrane reviews only include randomised controlled trials (RCT) and an RCT is not always the most appropriate study design. (There are exceptions to Cochrane and RCTs, but it’s too lengthy to discuss).

Finally, be very wary of single author papers, (not Jack’s, which are articles). The only single author texts I read are either dissertations or theses and invariably these will have had methodological, (statistical if quantitative), input, as well as other contributions. Research is a collaborative exercise.
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Re: Jack Ruston's nutrition article

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Thanks so much for those links. To add, these guides to reading scientific studies can be very helpful...


https://chriskresser.com/how-to-read-an ... -research/

https://chrismasterjohnphd.substack.com ... ence-paper
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