Quantitative Critique Directions and Criteria
Overview: The ability to critically appraise research reports is imperative for all nurses. To effectively adopt this practice, a nurse must learn how to use a critical appraisal instrument that is designed to assist individuals with research report appraisal. In your Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2019) chapter 5 and specifically see page 126 Box 5.1 for the General Appraisal Overview (GAO) Elements and Questions for Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Studies. You will use this outline to form a critical appraisal of a quantitative research article.