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Evidence Based Practice: Critical Appraisal

This page provides information on locating and evaluating literature used to support evidence based practice.

Understanding Statistics

Importance of Appraisal

Once you figure out what to look for and where to look, you still have to worry about the quality of the material you find. A poorly done systematic review is not better than a well done randomized controlled trial.  On this page, you will find some resources to help you with appraising the material you find.

Guides to Appraising Literature


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