Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklists
Details: To begin, work through the reference list that was created in the Problem Description Assignment in Topic 2. Appraise each resource using the “Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklists” available in the textbook appendix. The specific checklist you use will be determined by the type of evidence within the resource. Develop a research table to organize and summarize the research studies. Using a summary table allows you to be more concise in your narrative description. Only research studies used to support your intervention are summarized in this table. Refer to the “Evaluation Table Template” available in the textbook appendix or use the “Evaluation Table Template” resource as an adaptable template. Write a narrative of 750-1,000 words (not including the title page and references) that presents the research support for the project’s problem and proposed solution. Make sure to include:
- Description of the search method (i.e., databases, keywords, criteria for inclusion and exclusion, and number of studies that fit your criteria).
- Summarization of all of the research studies used as evidence. The essential components of each study need to be described so that readers can evaluate its scientific merit, including study strengths and limitations.
- Description of the validity of the internal and external research.