Could you help us review these resources?
Posted on December 23, 2016 by Selena Ryan-Vig
Confusing claims about the effects of treatments – from drugs to diets – are everywhere. People need to know how to assess these claims, using fair comparisons to inform their treatment choices. Below is a list of 34 key concepts for assessing treatment claims. 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). (Big thanks to one of our partners, Testing Treatments interactive for these!) These learning resources help to explain and illustrate the key concept.
We need your help evaluating these resources! If you’d like to get involved, we suggest that you pick a particular concept first and then work your way through the related resources. You need not have ever blogged before and you can use the questions at the 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 the resources for a particular concept, which is your favourite resource, and why?