Learning and teaching resources on the topic of critically evaluating information.
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|Resource title and description||Type|
|Critical Appraisal – Identifying Study Design|
In order to critically appraise research, students need to be able to identify the study type they are appraising. This quiz can help to test understanding of the different types of study design.
|Critical appraisal – Identifying biases|
This short quiz tests a student's understanding of the different types of bias that can affect the reliability of research.
An interactive tutorial which teaches students how to think critically about research and research methodology. It gives students the opportunity to:
|Choosing quality sources for your academic work|
In this tutorial you will find information about how to evaluate information, read critically, and determine the credibility of the information you have found in order to select the most appropriate and reliable sources for your academic work.
|Bias and health research|
This online tutorial looks at the reliability of health research and how it is reported in the media. It describes the main causes of bias in health research and uses a case study to evaluate the quality of two pieces of health research covered in the media.
|Understanding your assessment task|
This is a Xerte tutorial aimed at postgraduate taught level students. It covers:
When searching for information on a particular health question, the evidence pyramid will help with determining which pieces of evidence are the best quality.
The evidence pyramid can be downloaded within an explanatory handout or as an image. It can accessed online via Xerte by following the View link.
|Evaluating the evidence: critically reading your sources|
This Xerte tutorial, aimed at 6th form students, focuses on approaches to critically reading information to determine the credibility and validity of arguments. This tutorial is part of the Evaluating the Evidence Suite created to support schools offering the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.
|Evaluating the evidence: assessing the quality of your sources|
This Xerte tutorial, aimed at 6th form students, focuses on techniques for assessing the quality of sources of information. This tutorial is part of the Evaluating the Evidence Suite created to support schools offering the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.
This tutorial is aimed at postgraduate taught level students. It covers:
|Strictly web fed cartoon|
A cartoon image showing a school pupil talking to his teacher in a classroom. The teacher is holding some textbooks. A caption reads “No textbooks. I’m strictly Web-fed". A Cardiff University login is required to access this resource.
Cartoon strip in which a student is amending Wikipedia to match his coursework submission. A Cardiff University login is required to access this resource.
|Evaluating information flowchart|
A flowchart that leads step by step through a process of evaluating information from websites.
|This page is still under construction|
A cartoon image showing a man reading a library book, the book is open in his hands. The text on the page of the book reads “This page is still under construction”. A Cardiff University login is required to access this resource.