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    What is Critical Appraisal?

    After finding articles, we need to determine what is worth keeping and including in our research. We do this through a critical appraisal of each piece of evidence. Critical appraisal carefully and systematically examines research to judge its trustworthiness, value, and relevance in a particular context (Daemen College Nursing Research Guide).

    You want to ask:

    • What are the results?
    • Are the results valid?
    • How useful is it to your patient/population/practice?

    Critical Appraisal Tools

    These tools will help you interpret the clinical and statistical significance of data reported in clinical research.