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University of Newcastle Library Guides

Podiatry: Critical appraisal tools

A Library Guide of Podiatry resources for students and staff of the University of Newcastle

Critical appraisal tools

Choosing an appraisal tool

Critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading and evaluating published research.

For best results, match the tool against the type of study you want to appraise. Some of the common critical appraisal tools are included here.


Appraisal tools and checklists

Reporting tools and checklists

Systematic review and bias tools