School children in Ireland have run and presented their own randomised trials in the innovative START (Schools Teaching About Randomised Trials) competition. Here's what they achieved and why this matters.
Category Archives: Understanding Evidence
In this blog for our Understanding Evidence series, Emma Carter and Selena Ryan-Vig share resources to help you get to grips with some key concepts that can help us to think critically about treatment claims.
Cochrane Crowd's Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily Steele, and Co-Leader Anna Noel-Storr blog about the benefits for students of getting involved with Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane's citizen science platform.
Opeyemi Babatude, Research Associate at Keele University, introduces “Evidence Flowers” as a novel way of providing a visual summary of research evidence.
Sandra Galvin and Shaun Treweek blog about the START competition that challenges children in Ireland's primary schools to become trialists and reflects on what they have achieved.
Nurse Helen Cowan delves into the Cochrane Library to explore some 'known unknowns', and reflects on what practitioners might do when the evidence is equivocal, and what might bridge the evidence gap.
Sarah Chapman and Kit Byatt reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether a test and a treatment offered were in her best interests.
We Nurses founder Teresa Chinn reflects on how learning about Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts enabled her to challenge and change her patient's care.
Kirsty Marais from Alzheimer's UK goes behind the headlines that 1 in 3 dementia cases could be prevented, unpacking what the new Lancet Commission on Dementia found
Selena Ryan-Vig highlights some important considerations for reading research by looking at Cochrane evidence on cocoa and blood pressure
How would you not wish to die? Richard Lehman reflects on a discussion about advance decisions, evidence-based medicine and kindness.
In this blog for our #UnderstandingEvidence series, Matt Oxman talks about the Informed Health Choices project, which helps children sort the wheat from the chaff of evidence about treatment effects