The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) website explains the CASP process and provides access to resources, including the following CASP critical appraisal checklists (which are downloadable freely):
- CASP Randomised Controlled Trial.
- CASP Systematic Review.
- CASP Cohort Study.
- CASP Case Control Study.
- CASP Qualitative Research.
- CASP Economic Evaluations.
- CASP Diagnostic Test.
- CASP Clinical Prediction Rule.
These eight critical appraisal tools were designed to help researchers and scholars when reading and assessing research.
“Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context”.
Read more: CASP UK. Making sense of evidence.