Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Evaluating and Assessing Outcomes

Statistics and Support 

Statistics is a key component of EIP. Links to background information are presented below. 

Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice Learning Modules
This series of interactive learning modules (freely available through the University of MN Center for Spirituality & Healing website) offers an introduction to statistics.

National University of Natural Medicine
National College of Natural Medicine has created several short courses on EBM for the development of the Vanguard Faculty. This link provides links to 8 different sections of the course. Section 3 provides a downloadable presentation handout that reviews statistical information as relevant to EIP.

Illustrating risk difference and number needed to treat from a randomized controlled trial of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache (2010)
This publication outlines the clinical application of the RD and NNT principals and discusses how these concepts are best used in the context of a chiropractic study.

Recommended Reading
The following are key references from the University of Western States.

What Is a P-value Anyway? 34 Short Stories To Help You Actually Understand Statistics. (2010)

Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials, 5th edition. (2012)

Epidemiology, 5th Edition. (2013)