Understanding the PICO framework: Twitter journal club hosted by the Cochrane UK & Ireland Trainees

Journal Club #12: Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 2023

  Becky Gould

Chairs: James Garrard @jamie_garr and Rebecca Gould @DrRebeccaGould

Read James and Becky's biographies.


Understanding the PICO (Population, Intervention, Control, Outcomes) framework

The discussion:

Throughout the week, we will run an interactive journal club focusing on understanding the PICO framework and its importance in research.
We will look at three very different studies, discussing the paper synopsis, the PICO and then highlighting things which are different between the studies, how this may be beneficial, and what possible biases there could be.
Here are the three studies we will look at:
The week is aimed at anyone with an interest in evidence-based practice. All are welcome to join in. You do not need to have any clinical knowledge of these topic areas. The aim is to better understand the PICO framework and critique its use in a variety of different studies. 

Join in or simply follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag  #CochraneTrainees and following @CochraneUK.

We'll be tweeting every day from Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 2023. The main conversations will take place between 5:30pm-7:30pm every day, but you are welcome to respond whenever you like throughout the week.

A guide to joining Journal Clubs can be found here.