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Critical thinking : understanding and evaluating dental research

Donald Maxwell Brunette Kathryn Hornby; Carol Oakley

2nd ed.. c2007

Available at UDM Dental Library  UDM Dental Library Stacks  (RK 80 .B78 2007 )()

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  • Title:
    Critical thinking : understanding and evaluating dental research
  • Author: Donald Maxwell Brunette
  • Kathryn Hornby; Carol Oakley
  • Description: Reasons for studying critical thinking -- Scientific method and the behavior of scientists -- Rhetoric -- Searching the dental literature -- Logic: the basics -- Introduction to abductive and inductive logic: analogy, models, and authority -- Inductive logic: hypothesis and causation -- Quacks, cranks, and abuses of logic -- Elements of probability and statistics, part 1: discrete variables -- Elements of probability and statistics, pt. 2: continuous variables -- The importance of measurement in dentistry -- Errors of measurement -- Presentation of results -- Diagnostic tests and measurements in clinical practice -- Research strategies and threats to validity -- Observaton -- Correlation -- Experimentation -- Experiment design -- Statistics as an inductive argument and other statistical concepts -- Exercises in critical thinking.
  • Local Note: acq2008den
  • Publication Date: c2007
  • Publisher: Chicago : Quintessence Pub. Co.
  • Format: x, 312 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780867154269 (pbk.);ISBN 0867154268 (pbk.)
  • Subjects: Dentistry -- Research -- Evaluation; Dental Research
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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