Critical Appraisal

 

Research skills tutorial on critical appraisal:

pdf Critical appraisal

 

Below are a number of articles written by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh to help you make sense of research papers and get started with critical appraisal.

 

 How to Read a Paper: Getting Your Bearings (Deciding What the Paper is About)

 How to Read a Paper: The Medline Database

 How to Read a Paper: Assessing the Methodological Quality of Published Papers

 How to Read a Paper: Papers That Go beyond Numbers (Qualitative Research)

 How to Read a Paper: Papers That Report Drug Trials

 How to Read a Paper: Papers That Report Diagnostic or Screening Tests

 How to Read a Paper: Papers That Tell You What Things Cost (Economic Analyses)

 How to Read a Paper: Statistics for the Non-Statistician. I: Different Types of Data Need Different Statistical Tests

 How to Read a Paper: Statistics for the Non-Statistician. II: “Significant” Relations and Their Pitfalls

 

The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) have a range of check lists to help you critically appraise different types of research papers. More information and downloadable checklists are available at: http://www.casp-uk.net/