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NURS 4610: Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice (traditional course): Critical Appraisal

This guide is designed to assist you with library research and information literacy skills for finding, critically appraising and synthesizing scientific evidence.

What is Critical Appraisal?

Critical appraisal is an essential and important step in the EBP process.  It involves the analysis of research methods and data in published studies to determine their value, reliability, trustworthiness and relevance in answering a clinical question.  

VIDEO: Learn more about the Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute is a non-profit, international research and development organization for the promotion and implementation of evidence-based practice in healthcare.  The JBI Critical Appraisal Checklists are utilized the world over by healthcare practitioners and researchers who conduct EBP.  Learn more about JBI by visiting their website or watch the following video: