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Systematic Reviews

A guide to conducting systematic reviews at the University of the Sunshine Coast

What is Critical Appraisal

Systematic reviews always includes a process of critical appraisal of the articles chosen for analysis. In this step, the researcher assesses the quality of a study  in terms of bias, study design, conduct and data analysis.          

This aims to answer these questions:

  • How useful is this study
  • What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the study
  • Are the findings valid?
  • How can these results be used to answer my question or need?

References

Critical Appraisal tools and systems

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