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Study Skills

Critical Appraisal : Critical appraisal checklists

Critical appraisal checklists

Here are some checklists which you can use to critically appraise different types of research articles. Each resource has versions for different study design types.

Choosing a checklist

All the checklists and other tools listed here are good quality, and all are appropriate in different contexts. We recommend that you spend some time exploring each one and picking the checklist that suits you best. Make sure you are consistent — if you pick one checklist to use for a particular publication or project, you need to use it for every article you evaluate for that study, rather than switching between different checklists.

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