Sileshi Lulseged


Research articles in the Ethiopian Medical Journal (EMJ) are selected for publication based on their scientific merit and relevance of the findings primariliy to clinicans in Ethiopia. To keep abreast with the ever expanding body of knowledge, clinicians must read, appriase and understand publishedinformation. This assumes that clinicians must also have the understanding of the reserach methods, including statistical analyses employed in clinical research. Unfortunately, clinicians are oftentime not familiar with research methods owing to the relatively inadequate attention given to research methods and statistics in medical schools. Because of this and lack of oprtunities to learn enough about reserach methods early on in their service years most clinicians are not well-prepared to make critical appraisal of published evidence, develop well designed protocols, and appropriately analyze and responsibly interpret epidemiological studies

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