Wednesday, March 18, 2009

new perspective on critical appraisal

There's more than one way to skin a cat... or so the saying goes.

The same applies to CATs or critically appraised topics.

There's a new approach presented for critical appraisal by Young and Solomon in Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology which offers a variety of questions to pose to different types of research. (NB you may need to use your RAVEN password to gain access to the full text).

This builds on existing work by (amongst others) CASP (Critical Skills Appraisal Programme) and Trisha Greenhalgh's classic work "How To Read A Paper" available online at the BMJ and in the library (several copies of several editions!).
(no animals were harmed in the writing of this blog!)

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