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12 10, 2020

Updated RCT Checklist

2020-10-12T11:55:44+01:00

Take a look at our newly updated RCT checklist. Following a review by Erica Ison & Penny Grey, and by using feedback from the CASP community, we have made some slight changes to the overall structure and content, and some changes to terminology. Here are a couple of the changes we have made, which we hope will make this checklist even easier to follow and use: We have changed the structure from 3 to 4 sections -  Is the basic study design valid for a randomised controlled trial? (Section A)  Was the study methodologically sound? (Section B)  What are the results? [...]

Updated RCT Checklist2020-10-12T11:55:44+01:00
8 04, 2020

Bookings now open for CASP ‘Train the Trainer 2020’

2020-04-08T11:21:19+01:00

Dates: 12-14 October 2020 Venue: Kellogg College, Oxford, UK. Our next ‘Train the Trainer’ course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions will continue on: Study designs Structuring a workshop How to use a checklist Making sense of statistics and numbers used in research How to teach, and use interactive approaches Teaching practice and peer to peer feedback Educational objectives [...]

Bookings now open for CASP ‘Train the Trainer 2020’2020-04-08T11:21:19+01:00
13 02, 2019

CASP Workshops in Egypt

2019-02-13T08:36:26+00:00

CASP Egypt Workshops - Book Now Taking place at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Giza, Egypt between 6-7th March 2019. Suitable for; graduate students and research supervisors carrying out systematic reviews, RCT's or diagnostic studies, peer reviewers, physicians and healthcare workers interested in clinical research, healthcare policy makers and guideline developers, and, clinicians who want to use research evidence in professional practice. Trainers to include: Professor Inas Sami Dr Ahmed Elkhadem Dr Dalia Saba Dr Hend Salah Dr Ahmed Kotb To register and for further details please contact: (within Egypt) +2011-44111149 Venue: National Research Centre, New Conference Hall, 33 el [...]

CASP Workshops in Egypt2019-02-13T08:36:26+00:00
5 12, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal – bookings now being taken

2018-12-05T13:58:27+00:00

Dates: 4-6 November 2019 Our next ‘Train the Trainer’ course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions continue on; different appraisal tools for different study designs, making sense of the results and statistics used in health research, using interactive approaches in critical appraisal teaching, adapting CASP materials for different audiences including patients, carers and the public; teaching practice and peer [...]

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal – bookings now being taken2018-12-05T13:58:27+00:00
6 08, 2018

Want to get high quality research evidence to inform your health decisions quickly?

2018-08-06T09:20:43+01:00

Professor Amanda Burls, a former director of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, has produced a mobile app called BestEvidence that enables users to get access to the best available evidence at the time it is needed. It works by accessing the TRIP database which searches many resources, including PubMed and the Cochrane Library. A special free CASP version of BestEvidence is available. To get this on your mobile phone open the web browser on your phone and go to www.BestEvidence.Info/CASP which will take you to the page where you can register an account. (BestEvidence can also be used on a table or [...]

Want to get high quality research evidence to inform your health decisions quickly?2018-08-06T09:20:43+01:00
21 03, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal

2018-03-21T11:15:39+00:00

Our next 'Train the Trainer' course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions continue on; different appraisal tools for different study designs, making sense of the results and statistics used in health research, using interactive approaches in critical appraisal teaching, adapting CASP materials for different audiences including patients, carers and the public; teaching practice and peer to peer feedback. By [...]

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal2018-03-21T11:15:39+00:00
4 11, 2017

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017

2018-01-21T10:51:52+00:00

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017 The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) is working in partnership with the Department of Library & Information Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda to award a free place, on the CASP ‘Train the Trainer’ Course. This is a 3-day training programme designed for people who want to be more confident in teaching critical appraisal skills to others & critically appraising research evidence. The training covers an introduction to evidence-based health care and decision making and the critical appraisal of a quantitative study. To support critical appraisal [...]

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 20172018-01-21T10:51:52+00:00
2 11, 2017

Booking now open!

2018-01-04T15:09:12+00:00

CASP's next 'Train the Trainer' course has now been confirmed to take place from 23-26th March 2015 in Oxford, and you can confirm your place by booking now. This 4 day course will cover the critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews & qualitative studies. It will also have a session on how to find the evidence, in a dedicated IT suite. The broad aim of our train the trainer courses is to be able to be more confident in teaching the basic elements of critical appraisal to others - this may be back at your organisation or in a [...]

Booking now open!2018-01-04T15:09:12+00:00
4 04, 2016

Critical Appraisal Training in Cairo, Egypt – April 2016

2018-01-04T14:42:23+00:00

CASP Egypt are running a three-day course on critical appraisal 20-22 April 2016. This 3 day training course will take place in Cairo. Take a look at the programme, being led by Professor Amanda Burls (CASP Trainer) for the course here. Any discipline or specialty are welcome, not just dentists. If you are interested in attending, please contact either: CEBD@dentistry.cu.edu.eg or ahmed.elkhadem@dentistry.cu.edu.eg

Critical Appraisal Training in Cairo, Egypt – April 20162018-01-04T14:42:23+00:00
4 01, 2016

Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library

2018-01-04T15:27:20+00:00

NEW ARTICLE ON PLOS: Establishing a library of resources to help people understand key concepts in assessing treatment claims—The “Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library” (CARL) 'People are frequently confronted with untrustworthy claims about the effects of treatments. Uncritical acceptance of these claims can lead to poor, and sometimes dangerous, treatment decisions, and wasted time and money. Resources to help people learn to think critically about treatment claims are scarce, and they are widely scattered. Furthermore, very few learning-resources have been assessed to see if they improve knowledge and behavior.' 'Our objectives were to develop the Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library [...]

Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library2018-01-04T15:27:20+00:00
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