Understanding Psychiatric Research

February, 2007 | Vol: 5 Issue: 2

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Learning Objective

Learning Objectives, Feb. 2007

This CME activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and other health-care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment
of psychiatric disorders.


How to Read a Journal Article

In this article, guest author Jeffrey S. Barkin, MD, describes an approach to reading journal literature designed to derive the most useful information in the least amount of time.

Statistical Significance: What Does it Really Mean?

You won’t get very far into any journal before you start reading about statistical significance, and its close sibling, 95% confidence intervals. But what do these terms mean, and how do they help us draw conclusions about studies?

Expert QA

Research Update