The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is a year-long professional development program for educators, which enrolls members into a mentored digital community of practice.
A recent paper has shown that the rise of the web correlates with decreasing importance of the journal impact factor.
The Ten Commandments of Clinical Research according to Stoller and Mireles-Cabodevila.
We are all at risk of missing the giant man in the gorilla suit every day in ED.
Tony Brown, until recently Editor of Emergency Medicine Australasia, gives us his answer to the question 'Is the Peer Reviewed Journal Dead?'
Almost immediately after finishing ‘Time to publish then filter?’ - a post that highlighted a recent editorial in the BMJ outlining the need for an effective system of post-publication peer revie
I came across this post while getting up to speed with Critical Insight, a UK-based online blog-come-journal club. It had a link to a recent BMJ editorial by David Schriger and Douglas Altman — you may remember David Schriger from…
My thoughts on Judy Wilyman's overly wordy collation of the global anti-vaccination lobby arguments, wrapped up in a 390 page opinion piece (sorry, pHD)
Case reports and case series are considered relatively low level evidence; despite this they have a role in EBM - they are often the first line of evidence, where discovery begins
Animal and laboratory studies form the lowest level of evidence for informing clinical decisions
Quantitative data is that which can be expressed numerically and is associated with a measurement scale; not all numbers constitute quantitative data (e.g. tax file number!)
Logistic regression analysis is used to predict a dependent binary outcome (yes/no, dead/alive) based on one or more predictor variables