SMACC Dublin Workshop: Are These Papers Any Good?


Once you’ve refined your 3-part question, searched the literature and identified the relevant abstracts, you’re left with a shortlist of relevant papers.  Now you need to read them, pick out the key information and critically appraise them to decide if they’re of sufficient quality to include and ultimately to influence your practice.

Critical appraisal is a skill and it takes time to develop.  You need a fair amount of background knowledge so we recommend that, if you haven’t already, you invest in a textbook that can give you the required depth of knowledge to do it well.  In this podcast we’ll give you an introduction to critical appraisal and some tips about how to read a paper quickly and efficiently…


Cite this article as: Rick Body, "SMACC Dublin Workshop: Are These Papers Any Good?," in St.Emlyn's, February 13, 2014,

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