Reading Qualitative Research Critically

Following on from the publication of the Rapport article, 'Reading Qualitative Research Critically' in Autumn 2012 (Issue 29), we are listing addiitonal links and websites where you can learn more about critiquing and evaluating Qualitative Research.

You may also download the Qualitative Research Critical Evaluation Sheet as a PDF, the tool referred to in the article.

Useful Links for Critiquing and Evaluating Qualitative Research

Critically Reviewing the Literature
Also offers some specific guides for different research approaches

Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: qualitative research (British Journal of Nursing Publication)

Guidelines for Critical Review of Qualitative Studies
Based on Guidelines for Critical Review Form-Qualitative Studies by
© Law, M., Stewart, D., Letts, L., Pollock, N., Bosch, J., & Westmorland, M., 1998
Offers more depth around particular research design and study effectiveness

Critical Review Form - Qualitative Studies (Version 2.0)
© Letts, L., Wilkins, S., Law, M., Stewart, D., Bosch, J., & Westmorland, M., 2007
McMaster University
Comprehensive review form offered


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