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Critical Appraisal and Systematic Review Resouces





Critical Appraisal 

An important skill to develop as a researcher is to be able to critically appraise other research and research papers.

To help with this the library has created a reading list of critical appraisal resources - the list is primarily aimed at health and medicine, but should also be useful to other subjects.

The Leicester Learning Institute also provides some resources on developing your critical thinking skills.

Systematic Reviews

A systematic review is a type of literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a specific research question.

It is a common methodology used in health and medicine, but is also starting to be used in other subject areas.

If you are conducting a systematic review then the library could help you:

The library has also created a reading list of systematic review resources.

If you would like further help please email librarians@le.ac.uk


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