Key Concepts for critical thinking about treatment claims
Confusing claims about the effects of treatments – from drugs to diets – are everywhere. People need to know how to assess these claims to inform their treatment choices.
The Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library (CARL) has been created for teachers (of children, young people and adults), communicators, advisors, and researchers, who wish to help people assess treatment claims.
Key Concepts for assessing treatment claims provide the foundation for organising the resources in CARL. Select a Key Concept to display explanatory and illustrative resources.
1 Claims: are they justified?
2 Comparisons: are they fair and reliable?
3 Choices: are the findings relevant to you?