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An Introduction to Critical Appraisal: Systematic Reviews

18th May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Aim

To provide attendees with an introduction to the importance of critical appraisal and the opportunity to take part in a facilitated critical appraisal of a systematic review.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain why critical appraisal is important.
  • Describe how critical appraisal fits in to the cycle of evidence-based practice.
  • List the key elements of a systematic review.
  • Recognise the presence (and absence) of these elements in a systematic review.
  • Use critical appraisal to evaluate a systematic review.
  • Have increased confidence in reading and interpreting research evidence, to use in decision making.

Content

  • Importance of critical appraisal
  • Evidence-Based Practice Cycle and Hierarchy of Evidence
  • Types of study design
  • Key elements of a good systematic review
    • Focused question
    • Search strategy
    • Quality assessment
    • Appropriate statistical analyses
    • Results
  • Some (very basic) statistics
  • Small group appraisal of a paper using a checklist
  • Full-group discussion
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Details

Date:
18th May
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Virtual

Organiser

PHE Knowledge & Library Services
Email:
libraries@phe.gov.uk
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