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What are the three components of Evidence-Based Chiropractic?
Best research evidence
What are the five A's of EBP?
Ask a question / formulate hypothesis
Access the literature
Appraise the evidence
Apply the results
Assess the outcome
What is the acronim for Ask a question?
I-Intervention you are interested in
C- Comparisons you are making
O-Outcomes you are looking for
What are the three ways of knowing stuff?
Intuition -sudden insight
Tradition - learned from past
Authority - reliability of the source
What is a null hypothesis?
no relationship between or among variables
What is an alternate hypothesis?
There is a relationship among variables
What is validity?
Degree to which a test actually measures what it was intended to measure
What is reliability?
Ability for experiment and results to be replicated
What is the order of evidence from top to bottom?
Editorials and opinions
Animal research and laboratory studies
What does RCT stand for?
Randomized controlled trial
What are the two main components of RCT's?
A treatment and control group
Random assignment of patients to groups
Any emperical (gained through the senses) observation used to demonstrate truth of an assertion or support a hypothesis
What do stats test?
Role of chance as explanation
What letter is sample sixe assigned?
sample size = n
what P-value indicates significant results?
p<(or equal to) 0.05