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Systematic Reviews

Critical Appraisal and Evaluation

These websites provide checklists for critical appraisal of different types of studies.

Tools for Critical Appraisal


Study Type

GRADE Approach http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pubmed/26772609 General
Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) _Checklist.php Randomized Studies
CASP Randomized Controlled Trial Checklist zwqqugy Randomized Studies
Analysis Manual: Steps in the Academy Evidence Analysis Process z6sy9ym Observational Studies
CASP Cohort Study Checklist gub25e7 Observational Studies
CASP Case Control Checklist pmujmu2 Observational Studies
Guide to scoring methods using the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale
http://www public/files/Scoring -Guide.pdf
Observational Studies
Interrupted time series (ITS) analyses zu6wnog Observational Studies
STROBE Checklist (Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pubmed/18064739
Observational Studies
Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND) statement
http://www.ncbi pubmed/?term=14998794
Observational Studies
10 Questions to Help You Make Sense of Qualitative Research m4kbv7f Qualitative Studies
EPPI-Centre Methods for Conducting Systematic Reviews zwp976k Qualitative Studies
Evaluation Tool for Quantitative Research Studies http://usir.salford Qualitative Studies
Guidelines for Critical Review Form: Qualitative Studies (Version 2.0) hzqh5q8 Qualitative Studies
Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers’ Manual 2014 Edition -The-Systematic-Review -of-Prevalence-and -Incidence-Data_v2.pdf
Qualitative Studies
Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A Framework for Assessing Research Evidence Qualitative Studies
A Scoring System for Appraising Mixed Methods Research http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pubmed/19233357 Mixed Methods Research
Evaluation Tool for Mixed Methods Studies http://usir.salford Mixed Methods Research

Adapted from Foster, M. J., & Jewell, S. T. (Eds.). (2017). Assembling the pieces of a systematic review : A guide for librarians

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