Supporting the need to use the best evidence in decision making, research, and study, the critical appraisal course equips candidates with the basic theory and tools required to understand why and how to appraise a research paper. The session includes practical experience of appraising one or more published articles.
For further information see our course outline.
Duration: As an in person group session, this course is delivered over 2 hours. As online training, the duration will be personalised to your needs. This will be discussed when you arrange training.
The course supports KSF dimensions:
IK2 - Information collection & analysis
IK3 - Knowledge & information resources
Please note that the content of this course is also covered in the full day course - Finding & Appraising the Evidence
What your colleagues said:
"Really good to get practical experience of appraising a topic in a "safe" environment."
"This course has been very useful and will definitely help me with my essays."
"Very useful and informative. Met my learning needs."
"Well presented and useful links provided."
"Good starting point to build on with regards to critically reading an article."
"Should be made mandatory to every doctor and allied health care professional in LTHT"
We are currently delivering all information skills training courses remotely. Please contact your local library to discuss your needs, or complete a one-to-one training request and we will arrange this for you.
Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) Checklists - eight critical appraisal tools designed to be used when reading research.
Understanding Health Research - an online tool designed to help the public and patients understand and assess research papers