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SPEC Course Research Guide

  Assess the methodology of a scientific study

There are a number of places where you can find critical appraisal checklists. These checklists contain the questions necessary to vet a scientific study. Some are ordered by type of study and others are ordered by the purpose of the study (diagnosis, etiology, e.g.). You can find the checklists at the following links:

Look in the Methods section of an article to answer these questions. For more information on appraisal, you can review the slides we went over in class, linked below.




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