Web activities

These activities include brainstorming activities, further reading, weblinks to external sites, and enable you to examine and relect upon the methods of both real-world studies and the methods chosen by fictional nursing and midwifery students introduced in chapter one.

Activity 10.1: Structure of a Literature Review

Visit prisma-organisation.org. Locate the PRISMA checklist and flow diagram to familiarise yourself with the structure of a literature review and how to include and exclude papers.

Activity 10.2: Potential Publication Biases 

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, academic, campaigner and writer whose work focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and alternative therapists.

Dr Goldacre explains more about potential bias in the publication of articles in academic Journal in this YouTube video that lasts about 13 minutes.

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe