critical appraisal

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Noun1.critical appraisal - an appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation
appraisal, assessment - the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
criticism, critique - a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
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In summary, critical appraisal is an essential step in evidence-based decision making.
Criteria applied to undergraduate programs may not apply to postgraduate programs since many of the skills (critical appraisal, communication, decision making, etc.) will already have been obtained during earlier study The role of many postgraduate programs is to provide "top-up" skills in specific areas rather than an overall understanding of environmental health matters that would be more appropriate for practicing environmental health officers.
For example, on-line support assists students in completing representational tasks such as a concept-map or critical appraisal matrix for their presentation.
On the evidence of this volume, Olafioye is not equipped to write any sort of critical appraisal, at least not in English.
Doing so effectively requires critical appraisal skills to review research and theories.
But this surplus presents the nation with a powerful opportunity that is slipping away, an opportunity to outline a national vision of the common good, an opportunity for an honest and critical appraisal of how the nation's scarce resources might be best invested so that all benefit--not just specific clamoring constituencies.
Immunizing children in Southeast Asia: a critical appraisal of current EPI status and future prospects.
Looking Backward: A Critical Appraisal of Communitarian Thought, by Derek L.
As before the text is fully intended to provide a critical appraisal of the nature and limitation of available data but primarily to act as an authoritative guide to statistical sources, both official and unofficial that are available.
Auditors generally are more concerned with the effectiveness of and adherence to sound procedures than with a critical appraisal of each loan.
An American Procession (1984) is a critical appraisal of all the literary greats in American literature from <IR> THOREAU </IR> through <IR> POUND, FAULKNER </IR> , and <IR> HEMINGWAY </IR> .

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