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Stage 5: Assessing Quality: Home

Evaluating the Quality of the Evidence

Critical appraisal is:

“...the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, value and relevance in a particular context” Burls, 2009

Two types of assessments must be conducted to evaluate the quality of the evidence:

  1. Assessing the methodological quality of each individual study included in the review
  2. Rating the quality of evidence from all studies and providing conclusions and recommendations based on this evidence

For this stage, you will:

Refer to the following graphic to determine which stage you are at in the process of Evaluating, then navigate to the corresponding tab in the top-left corner for information and resources on how to facilitate this step.