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How to Write a Literature Review: Step #3: Critical Appraisal

This guide will assist in the development and structure for writing a literature review in a health sciences discipline

What is Critical Appraisal?

A critical appraisal of your selected articles will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of each paper. Using one of the tool's or checklists below, you can evaluate the question(s), methodology and results of a study, allowing you to make an informed decision about the validity of each paper and whether to include it in your review.

Critical Appraisal Tools/Checklists

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