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How to Interpret Research

How to Interpret Research

If you have not been trained in how to read and interpret academic papers or research data, the terminology used and the ways in which data are presented can be confusing. In this section we attempt to de-mystify some of the concepts and phrases that can be difficult to understand (e.g. what are odds ratios? How do we interpret them? what is a case-control study?).

Case control studies – what are they, and what are they used for?

▸ All about associations – odds ratios and confidence intervals

Interpreting case control studies; limitations and recommendations