Read and evaluate research articles
Once you have found an article, you will also need to evaluate and rate it to determine if you can use it. Does the article answer your question? Is it of good scientific quality? These two videos walks you through what to think about when evaluating articles.
Video - Evaluating sources for credibility, The NC State University Libaries.
Video - Critiquing a journal article, Bolton Universtiy Library.
For further reading - see Tips on literature about evaluating!
If you are assessing the quality of evidence in-depth, the GRADE method can be used. GRADE is short for Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation, and the method is international standard in evidence-based practice.
The GRADE methodology framework covers:
Learn more about evidence assessment:
What is hierarchy of evidence? Different types of study design are ranked differently depending on their level of evidence. Here you'll get an introduction.
In the SBU:s method book are some information about how to evauate and grade articles. There are also some evaluating malls for different types of study designs,