RLO: Why Critique Research?

 

Resources

Title/link Description
Netting the evidence

A large collection of resources for Evidence Based Practice, provided by the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). The resources are sorted into categories - Appraising, Implementing, Journals, etc - and are carefully-annotated and selected.

Cochrane Library Gateway

An entry point to the Wiley version of the Cochrane Library, freely available to the public. You can carry out detailed searches for reviews and trials.

Evidence-Based Nursing Online

The online version of the quarterly professional journal Evidence-Based Nursing, which is "designed to alert practising nurses to important and clinically relevant advances in treatment, diagnosis, aetiology, and prognosis". The site hosts a full searchable archive of published articles, with abstracts and full texts.

Why appraise the evidence? a case study of vitamin C and the healing of pressure sores. (PDF)

A case study of what happens when research evidence is not properly appraised. Full ref:

North, G. and Booth, A. Why appraise the evidence? a case study of vitamin C and the healing of pressure sores. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Volume 12, Number 3, 1 May 1999, pp. 237-244(8)

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