Journal Club – Article Critiquing & CPD
1. ls the article from a well-known andreputable journal?2. Does this journal peer review itsarticles?
1. Who was the author? Does s/he haveappropriate research / clinical expertise?2. Are the aims clearly stated?3. ls the scope and significance of theproblem clearly documented?4. ls the literature reviewa) relevantb) comprehensivec) up-to-date?
1. Is the method appropriate for thequestion? ls the study qualitative or quantitative research?2. Was the sample size appropriate? (egtarget population, method of selection, non-participationand attrition rates)3. ls the method of data selection clearlydescribed?4. a) Are statistical methods described?b) Are they relevant?
Discussion / Conclusion
1. What do the main findings mean?2. Strengths/limitations of the study?3. How are the null findings, interpreted?4. Are the important effects overlooked?5. Does the research answer its originalquestion?
Are they:a) relevantb) comprehensivec) up-to-dated) from reputable journals?
1.What do the implications of the studyhave to my practise?2. Can the findings be applied to my localpopulation / individual patients / healthcaresetting?
Other questions to consider regardingthis article