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Evidence-Based Practice: More Resources on Step 3: Appraise

More Resources on Critical Appraisal


  • Introduction to Critical Appraisal
    A YouTube video (4.11 mins) (actually it's more like a podcast) which looks at the background to critical appraisal, what it is, and why we do it.



Greenhalgh, T. (2010). How to read a paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine. Retrieved from ProQuest EBook Central.


EBook Chapter

  • Critically appraise the evidence
    Part 2: EBP Step 3 in the eBook by Glasziou, Salisbury, & Del Mar. Includes an example of critical appraisal of a real RCT into the use of elastic stockings to prevent deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) on long plane flights.

Glasziou, P., Del Mar, C., & Salisbury, J. (2009). Evidence-based practice workbook: Bridging the gap between health care research and practice (2nd ed.). Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central.


  • Burls, A. (2009). What is critical appraisal? (PDF)
    Amanda Burls is/was the Director of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme at the University of Oxford.


    This resource from the Joanna Briggs Institute includes JBI RAPid - the Rapid Assessment Protocol internet database, an online training resource for critical appraisal of research papers. The link here is to the Ovid version of JBI COnNECT+ and you need to look first at the Ovid document Accessing JBI Tools for the first time.