Critical Appraisal Worksheet

Step One
   
Theory: Secondary research is only the writer's opinion and distillation of evidence. Only primary studies give you the raw evidence on which to judge scientific validity.
   
Does the Study:  
   
1. Summarize or draw conclusions from original research? (integrative, secondary studies)

Yes

   
OR  
   
2. Report original observational or original experimental research? (primary studies) Yes
   
No