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NHS003/LIB231: Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research (ONLINE) In-Person

Preparatory work

Please ensure you read the set article prior to attending, using the CASP checklist as a guide. These are available as attachments in the box at the foot of this page but will also be sent to you 2 days prior to the workshop. This will form the focus of our group discussion.

There are two narrated PowerPoints to watch prior to the workshop, plus an optional video. These provide essential information for the session and will improve your understanding and knowledge of critical appraisal of quantitative researchThe preparatory elearning can be accessed here: https://media.kcl.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/1_2a72nqom/

  • Introduction to definitions of critical appraisal and quantitative research [10:27]
  • Introduction to methods of quantitative research [16:25]
  • Introduction to stratified block randomisation (OPTIONAL) [04:41]


Course availability

Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Please register using your King's/GSTT/KCH email to enable you to fully participate. Registration closes 2 days prior to the workshop to allow time to complete the preparatory work.


Target group

King’s students and NHS Trust staff who require help, advice and support to improve their critical appraisal skills and knowledge of quantitative research.


Overall aim

To increase your confidence in applying critical appraisal skills to published research through a guided discussion of a piece of quantitative research.

Key areas covered in the workshop will include:

  • Using a CASP checklist to identify key aspects of quantitative research
  • Working as a group to discuss and appraise a piece of quantitative research



The in-person workshop will be used to critically appraise the set article using a CASP checklist, which will be sent to you prior to the workshop. These workshops rely upon group discussion so please ensure you have done the necessary preparation to be able to participate.



This session will be delivered online. You will be sent the Microsoft Teams invite a few working days prior. Please ensure you have sufficient Wifi connection.



If after registering for the workshop you are unable to attend please cancel your place using the link you were sent. This will allow other students to sign up for this workshop.

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Friday, December 15, 2023
1:30pm - 3:15pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  LIB231: Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research  
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