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Technical Writing & Communication: A Primer

Get information for a number of disciplines on technical writing and communication, including upcoming workshops.

From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Evidence Based Medicine - Use PICO

Using PICOT to Format Your Research Question

Patient or Problem - Describe the most important characteristics of the patient

Intervention - What main intervention are you considering for the patient?

Comparison - What is the main alternative being considered?

Outcome - What are you trying to accomplish, measure or improve for the patient?

Time - Time describes the duration for your data collection

 Type of question:

  • Therapy
  • Diagnosis
  • Harm
  • Prognosis


Guide to Citation Styles