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Nursing - Evidence-Based Practice: Critical Appraisal

Nursing: evidence-based practice

"Why would I need to evaluate research that has already been published?"

Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step Series

These articles are from a 2010 series called Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step, authored by faculty from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. 

The purpose of this series is to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. Articles appeared every two months to allow time for staff to incorporate information as they worked toward implementing EBP at their institutions.


Tutorial from Health Knowledge

If you'd like a step-by-step refresher on how to find and appraise the evidence found in randomized control trials and systematic reviews, this series of tutorials from Health Knowledge will walk you through each step of the process.


Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

This set of eight critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading research, these include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.


Joanna Briggs Institute

JBI’s critical appraisal tools assist in assessing the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers.