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Critical Appraisal : Critical appraisal checklists and tools

Which checklist or tool should I use?

There are hundreds of critical appraisal checklists and tools you can choose from, which can be very overwhelming. There are so many because there are many kinds of research, knowledge can be communicated in a wide range of ways, and whether something is appropriate to meet your information needs depends on your specific context. 

We have asked for recommendations from lecturers in different academic departments, to give you an idea about which checklists and tools may be the most relevant for you. Please hover over the drop-down menu at the top of the page, underneath 'Critical appraisal checklists and tools' to view the individual subject pages.

Below are some other tools and aspects of critical thinking relating to appraising and evaluating different kinds of resources.

Readings on bias

9 types of research bias and how to avoid them (article) 

Catalogue of Bias from Oxford University and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Considering bias and conflicts of interest among the included studies From the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions