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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

Tool

Study Type

GRADE Approach http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pubmed/26772609 General
Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) http://amstar.ca/Amstar _Checklist.php Randomized Studies
CASP Randomized Controlled Trial Checklist http://tinyurl.com/ zwqqugy Randomized Studies
Analysis Manual: Steps in the Academy Evidence Analysis Process http://tinyurl.com/ z6sy9ym Observational Studies
CASP Cohort Study Checklist http://tinyurl.com/ gub25e7 Observational Studies
CASP Case Control Checklist http://tinyurl.com/ pmujmu2 Observational Studies
Guide to scoring methods using the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale
http://www .whatworksgrowth.org/ public/files/Scoring -Guide.pdf
Observational Studies
Interrupted time series (ITS) analyses http://tinyurl.com/ 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 .nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/?term=14998794
Observational Studies
10 Questions to Help You Make Sense of Qualitative Research http://tinyurl.com/ m4kbv7f Qualitative Studies
EPPI-Centre Methods for Conducting Systematic Reviews http://tinyurl.com/ zwp976k Qualitative Studies
Evaluation Tool for Quantitative Research Studies http://usir.salford .ac.uk/12969 Qualitative Studies
Guidelines for Critical Review Form: Qualitative Studies (Version 2.0) http://tinyurl.com/ hzqh5q8 Qualitative Studies
Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers’ Manual 2014 Edition
http://www.joannabriggs.org/assets/docs/sumari/ReviewersManual_2014 -The-Systematic-Review -of-Prevalence-and -Incidence-Data_v2.pdf
Qualitative Studies
Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A Framework for Assessing Research Evidence http://tinyurl.com/hgkxzlp 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 .ac.uk/13070 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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