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Evidence-Based Practice: Step 3: Appraise

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students learning about evidence-based practice.

Step 3: Appraise


Now that you have the evidence, you need to assess its quality.

This page will provide a general outline of this step including helpful tools however for more in-depth help, refer to your coursework and readings.

Critical Appraisal of Evidence

This video will give you an introduction to critical appraisal and explain why it is an important step.

Critical Appraisal Tools

There are several critical appraisal tools out there, but the most commonly used ones are appraisal checklists.

They help you make a judgement about the quality of a study by prompting you to consider a number of areas.