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Systematic Reviews: Assessing quality of literature

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Key steps involved in critical appraisal/quality assessment

Step 1: Note the design(s) of the studies to be included in your review

Step 2: Identify the type(s) of quality assessment tool(s) to suit your review

Step 3: Source appropriate quality assessment tool(s)

Step 4: Carry out quality assessment using the appropriate tool(s)

Step 5: Tabulate and summarize the results of your quality assessment

Step 6: Think about how the quality assessment results might impact on the recommendations and conclusions of your systematic review

Greenhalgh, J., & Brown, T. (2014). Quality assessment. In A. Boland, M.G. Cherry R. Dickson (Eds.), Doing a systematic review: A student's guide (pp.37-59). London: SAGE.

Books on doing critical appraisal/quality assessment