Evaluating Review Articles
Before a research synthesis is used for evidence-based projects, it needs to be evaluated. Such a critique should include the following:
- Process that was used to search for and find the research studies
- Rationale for including the specific studies
- Level of evidence of research studies included
- Appropriateness of the practice recommendations.
Based upon several published critiquing guides (Whittemore, 2005; Oxman, et al. 1994; Stetler, et al. 1998; Brown, 1999), please review the basic outline for this type of critique.