Could you help us review these resources?
Posted on 23rd December 2016 by Selena Ryan-Vig
Confusing claimsÂ about the effects of treatments â€“ from drugs to diets â€“ are everywhere. People need to know how to assess these claims, usingÂ fair comparisonsÂ to inform theirÂ treatment choices.Â Below is a list of 34 key conceptsÂ for assessing treatment claims.Â By clicking on one of the links below, you will be taken to a list of learning resources taken from The Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource library (CARL). (BigÂ thanks to one of our partners,Â Testing Treatments interactiveÂ for these!)Â These learning resourcesÂ help to explainÂ and illustrateÂ theÂ key concept.
We need your help evaluating these resources!Â If you’d like to get involved, we suggest that you pick a particular concept first and then work your way throughÂ the related resources.Â You need not have ever blogged before and you can use the questions at theÂ bottom of this page as a guide.
1. Claims: are they justified?
2. Comparisons: are they fair and reliable?
3. Choices: making informed choices
Questions to think about when reviewing these resources…
Roughly how long did it take you to read/view/complete the resource?
What did you think of the resource? (e.g. was it clear or difficult to understand?)
Do you feel it improved your understanding?
What problems did you find with it (if any) / how do you think it could be improved?
Overall, what would you score the resource out of 5? (and why?)
If you’ve looked at all of theÂ resources for aÂ particular concept,Â which is your favourite Â resource, and why?