Tag Archives: Critical Appraisal

Critical Appraisal Day 2 by Katie Nicholas

The second day of Critical Appraisal focussed on understanding bias in research using Randomised Control Trials as an example. Unlike the first session, where a paper was selected and a tool used (e.g. CASP) to critically appraise it, this session … Continue reading

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Critical Appraisal Day 1 by Katie Nicholas

Critical Appraisal Day 1 – Liverpool, Holiday Inn -7 hours This was the first of three sessions on Critical Appraisal. The aims of the first day were: To understand what we mean by ‘critical appraisal’ – concepts and definitions To identify … Continue reading

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10 things we should probably be telling our research students about by Matt Holland

What knowledge or skills should Librarians be encouraging researchers to acquire? The following notes are offered as suggestions based on past experience in higher education and current experience of supporting NHS colleagues.   There are going to be omissions from this … Continue reading

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Growing our own: Developing Advanced Nurse Practitioners at Wirral by Linda Taylor

The Library and Knowledge Service (LKS) has been supporting Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners (TANPs) for the last couple of years, to develop their evidence based practice and research skills, and to support their academic studies to master’s degree and beyond. … Continue reading

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Case Study – Developing a New Approach to Presenting Your Literature Search Results by Sue Jennings

Situation: When I started at WHH as the new clinical librarian I had little experience of working in the acute sector. I was keen to learn a new subject area and thought it would be an ideal opportunity to analyse … Continue reading

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Resources and tools for Critical Appraisal by Michelle Maden

People often ask me where they can find useful tools and resources for critical appraisal. The majority of the resources are on the CATNiP wiki but below is a selection of the ones I have found I cannot do without! … Continue reading

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Introduction to Critical Appraisal by Michelle Maden

What is Critical Appraisal? Critical Appraisal is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of research methodology. It aims to examine bias and assess both internal validity and external validity Bias – Systematic error in individual studies that can lead … Continue reading

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