CPD modules

Searching and critiquing research literature

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores how to search and critique research literature. Generating a robust literature review question, searching databases effectively and producing a robust analysis of the literature are discussed. The module also outlines how a novice literature reviewer might develop the skills to undertake a critical analysis of the available evidence and contribute to debate about clinical practice and best patient care.

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