Research Related Development
Critically Evaluating Papers in Health & Social Sciences
It is vital for researchers to be able to identify good quality research although a number of factors have made this increasingly difficult:
- a rapid expansion of peer-reviewed academic publishing;
- the sheer quantity of new research;
- the need to make research findings stand out.
As a researcher, how can you evaluate the quality of the research you identify? This interactive workshop takes a practical approach, looking at the qualitative and quantitative research and introducing attendees to a range of validated tools and techniques.
By the end of the workshop you will
- understand what is meant by critical appraisal and why it is necessary;
- understand the different types of evidence (randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, observational research);
- how to assess quantitative research papers for validity, reliability, and applicability;
- describe statistical methods used in systematic reviews;
- locate checklists and guides for critically appraising quantitative studies;
- critically appraise a research study.
29 November 2012
09:30 - 16:30
Rumney Room, 11th Floor, 30 - 36 Newport Road
Target Audience: S