How to publish research: What editors want
In the post p<0.05 era, scientific argumentation is not based on whether a p-value is small enough or not. Attention is paid to effect sizes and confidence intervals. Evidence is thought of as being continuous rather than some sort of dichotomy
We are pleased to announce that the Egyptian Center for Evidence Based Medicine (ECEBM), is now a member of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Network. Top-tier evidence-synthesis centers from LMIC form the GESI Network. The Network enhances the collaboration between these centers and forms a bridge to share knowledge and experience. The GESI Consortium … Continue reading ECEBM, a GESI member
Our ECEBM team is overwhelmed by the marvelous feedback following the first workshop of the new academic year. The feedback exceeded our expectations.
This fundamental day is for investigators wishing to gain knowledge on aspects of clinical research design, methods, conduct and interpretation
As I have been in the shoes of both the grantor and the grantee, I know a successful grant proposal is not mission impossible.
Predatory publishers and pseudo-journals are threatening the credibility of science. They pollute the scholarly record with junk research.
As part of our continuing efforts to support clinicians and researchers, ECEBM is organizing a Manuscript Writing Day. It builds on the premise that the scientific article is a carefully constructed document that plays an essential role in the creation and dissemination of scientific knowledge
A special method of meta-analysis known as multiple treatments meta-analysis (MTM) is suited to the practical issues addressed by overviews of reviews. However, MTM (also known as ‘network meta-analysis’, or ‘multiple treatments comparisons’ (‘MTC’) meta-analysis) relies on a strong assumption that studies of different comparisons are similar in all ways other than the interventions being compared.
Probably the simplest and most effective method to prevent selection bias in randomized trials is simple randomization. Simple randomization works by assigning each patient to one of the treatment groups with a 50% probability; this probability is the same for every patient, regardless of previous allocations. For example, consider a trial where 40 of the first … Continue reading Key Message: How to reduce the risk of selection bias in RCTs