Anatomy of a Systematic Review
A tool from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) to help professionals with critical appraisal.
2017-09-01 – Handout
Public Engagement: A Practical Guide
This guide from Sense About Science for researchers provides information on how to work with the public in order to communicate research findings.
Understanding Health Research
An interactive tool, available through Sense about Science, to guide professionals through a series of questions to help them review and interpret a published health paper.
2016-10-17 – Professional Education Tools
Statistics Done Wrong
A comprehensive guide, written by a PhD student in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, that covers statistical analyzes used in scientific papers, including sections on statistical power and pseudoreplication, and how they can be abused in science. Information is written in plain language.
2014-03-19 – Manual/Guide
Evidence-based Practice: Developing a "Taste" for Best Evidence
A presentation provided by PEN at the 16th International Congress of Dietetics on how to recognize good and bad evidence. The presentation explores how, as professionals, we think, learn and process information and how this influences where we look for information and whether or not it is incorporated it into practice.
2013-01-23 – Topic Overview
Peer Review Training Modules for Dietitians
Three modules from the Canadian Cochrane Centre and Dietitians of Canada, with support from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) are available to help increase the use of Cochrane Systematic Reviews among registered dietitians.
2018-08-30 – Professional Education Tools
Grey Matters: A Practical Tool for Searching Health-related Grey Literature
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) "provides Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial health care decision makers with credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness and efficiency of drugs and other health technologies". While the emphasis of the sites in the checklist is on information about drugs, there are many relevant websites listed for retrieving nutrition-related information. Updated August 2018.
2018-10-12 – Research Report/Paper