Hierarchy of research design used to categorize the "strength of evidence" in answering clinical dental questions.

@article{Jacob2000HierarchyOR,
  title={Hierarchy of research design used to categorize the "strength of evidence" in answering clinical dental questions.},
  author={Rhonda F Jacob and Alan B. Carr},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={137-52}
}
The purpose of this article is to highlight important features of research design that clinicians can use to determine which articles are useful when attempting to answer clinical questions and determine the best therapy for a particular patient. This article offers a systematic means of categorizing the quality of research reports for clinicians and clinical investigators. A recurring clinical theme of hygiene education is used to exemplify how phrasing the clinical question determines the… CONTINUE READING

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