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CAN 8: p-values

We’ve not done a critical appraisal nugget for a while now. No excuses, we’ve just been busy with other stuff, but we need to rectify that now. This week I sat down with Rick Body and talked through some of the issues around the use and abuse of p-values in research, and how that affects how we interpret them in critical appraisal.

Some useful links to stuff we’ve mentioned on the podcast.

You can read more about this series of podcasts on the CAN homepage.



Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "CAN 8: p-values," in St.Emlyn's, March 19, 2019,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

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