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Nursing Research: Evaluate Research Articles

Evaluating Research

This page covers some common questions about how to evaluate and read research articles. You can learn about: 

  • what is covered in the different parts of an article
  • pyramids of evidence, or evaluating the amount of evidence in an EBP article
  • some questions to consider when evaluating a study
  • what it means for an article to get retracted
  • where to find retracted studies
  • what's up with that conflict of interest statement in an article

Need to determine what kind of study you're looking at? Check out our guide on study methodologies.