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Assessing the validity of medical studies

Associate professor Hassan Vally, from Melbourne's La Trobe University has created a checklist to determine the validity of a study. Things to assess are:

  1. Has the research been peer reviewed?
  2. Was the study conducted in humans?
  3. Are findings likely to represent a causal relationship?
  4. What is the size of the effect? 
  5. Is the finding corroborated by other studies?

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