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Critical Appraisal Resources

An overview of resources on the web to support critical appraisal.

What is Critical Appraisal?

"Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context." (Burls 2009).  For a more detailed explanation see the links to further resources.  Please note that access to YouTube may be blocked on some networks.

  • Introduction to critical appraisal. [4.12 Min.] [Presentation] [ YouTube ]
  • Critical Appraisal of the Evidence [4.32 Min.] [Presentation] [YouTube]
  • Basics of Critical Appraisal, Dr. John Epling [18.33 Min.] [Lecture] [YouTube]
  • What is critical appraisal? [ pdf ]