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NS 4600: Explorations in Global and Public Health: Evaluating Sources

A guide to evidence-based research in public health.

Evaluating Policy Information

There are lots of basic ways to evaluate information--by type, resource, purpose--but evaluating policy information can be even trickier. Below you'll find some resources for evaluating evaluation reports (very meta) and think tanks.

Evaluating Evaluation Reports and Other Literature

Appraising Systematic Reviews

Just because a review has been published as a "systematic review", it does not imply that the review was rigorous, reproducible or exhaustive. There are a number of criteria by which you can assess the quality of a systematic review.  Below are the two most common tools used for this purpose.

AMSTAR: Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews

CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Program