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Evidence-Based Practice Research in Nursing

Information and resources for research in Evidence-Based Practice

Evaluating a Study

Sample questions to ask when evaluating a study:

  • Has the study's aim been clearly stated?
  • Does the sample accurately reflect the population?
  • Has the sampling method and size been described and justified?
  • Have exclusions been stated?
  • Is the control group easily identified?
  • Is the loss to follow-up detailed?
  • Can the results be replicated?
  • Are there confounding factors?
  • Are the conclusions logical?
  • Can the results be extrapolated to other populations?

Source: University of Illinois, Chicago Library