Exploratory study of residents' conceptual framework for critical appraisal of the literature.

@article{Williams1997ExploratorySO,
  title={Exploratory study of residents' conceptual framework for critical appraisal of the literature.},
  author={Brent C. Williams and David T. Stern},
  journal={Teaching and learning in medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={270-5}
}
BACKGROUND Limited success of efforts to improve residents' critical appraisal skills may be due to poor understanding of their preintervention conceptual framework. DESCRIPTION To describe internal medicine residents' a priori conceptual approach to critical appraisal of intervention trials, we performed an exploratory content analysis of 41 residents' unprompted descriptions of strengths and weaknesses of a randomized trial of spa therapy for back pain. EVALUATION Eighty-eight percent of… CONTINUE READING

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