How to assess the power of evidence of existing research findings?
Assessing the Strength of Evidence - DFID
- To understand different types of empirical research evidence
- To appreciate the principles of high quality evidence
- To consider how the context of research findings affects the way that staff might use them
- To understand how to make sense of inconsistent or conflicting evidence
- Introduction to the appraisal of the quality of individual studies
- Introduction to the assessment of the strength of bodies of evidence.
A Compendium of Critical Appraisal Tools for Public Health Practice
Organization: National Collaboration Centre for Methods and Tools, Nursing School, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2008 (links revised and updated in 2010)
- To address the need for critical appraisal of primary research studies and systematic reviews to inform effective public health practice
- To outline a hierarchy of quality of research evidence that can be used to inform public health policy and program delivery.
- To provide some tools for conducting critical appraisal
- Introduction to Evidence-Informed Public Health
- Critical Appraisal – Is the Evidence Good Enough?
- Quality Evidence for Public Health Practice
- Considering the Research
- Tools: Compendium of Critical Appraisal Tools