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Critical Appraisal

Is an objective, structured approach that results in a better understanding of a study’s strength and weaknesses.

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Critical appraisal tools allow nurses to

Evaluate the evidence using structured questions or a checklist.

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Is there a “gold standard” critical appraisal tool?

Nope

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Appraisal tools are selected based on

The TYPE of evidence/design (e.g randomized control trial, qualitative study, systematic review, etc.)

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Typically, more than one appraisal tool will be available for

Each type of research design

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Reporting Guidelines

Are a checklist of items that researchers should include in a publication.

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Reporting guidelines often specify

A minimum set of items that need to be reported in order to provide a clear and transparent account of the process and findings.

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Opaque recordings are directly associated with

Biased conclusions

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Without a clear understanding of how a study was done,

Readers are unable to judge whether the findings are reliable.

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Not sure if its going to be on quiz or exams but review

Literature database tutorial parts 1 and 2
How to read a research paper
And review readings in book (pages 49-65)