Questions related to Checklist
I am doing my research a systematic review and based on my research question I cannot use a randomised control trial. Most of the studies I have are cross sectional studies, a few secondMary analysis and case control. I planned to use CASP for quality assessment but CASP doesnt have a checklist for Cross sectional studies, EPHPP tool grades cross sectional studies as weak. JBI checklist is okay but it has doesn’t give opportunity to classify a study as strong, moderate or weak.
how do I go about this? Are there other tools that can be use for quantitative studies. thanks as I await your response.
I am sharing with you a list of articles that I normally use when supervising my master (and bachelor but mainly master) students. I hope you will find them useful, and I welcome your feedback (i) in order to improve them, (ii) to have new ideas and (iii) anything else that you would like to share.
I tried to keep these articles fairly general, but my perspective come from supervising students in Computer Science/Engineering, Data Science, Information Management and Software Engineering. Therefore, apologies if they may sound alien to your discipline, however, if that is the case please let me know. Over the years they have grown in quantity, and I categorized them in 2 groups:
- How to do a better thesis: articles that clarify various aspects of the development of a (master) thesis. Proposal development, ideas, related work, methodology, writing etc...
- How to become a better programmer: articles that helps a person familiar with scripting programming (basic python for example) understanding the basic of object-oriented programming and how professional tools (like SDK) woks. Again, the specific focus is improving the quality of the code that a master student needs to write. Probably if you are following a hard-core programming master these articles will be fairly simple.
What follows are the one of the “better thesis” section:
Attitude mindset and lifestyle
- Take a moment to reflect to right approach for the challenge ahead. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/the-right-attitude-for-your-thesis-preparing-yourself-for-the-challenge/
- Mens sana in corpore sano: Take care of yourself, in particular do not neglect of your physical health https://francescolelli.info/thesis/simple-rules-for-taking-care-of-yourself-during-before-and-after-your-thesis/
How to do a good thesis: before you start.
- Start from considering these tips for improving the quality of your proposal. They will help you in understanding how to think scientifically including if you do not have to write a research proposal. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/how-to-write-a-thesis-proposal-or-a-research-proposal-a-few-tips/
- Check if you are aware of all the players around you thesis and what is their interest https://francescolelli.info/thesis/the-players-around-your-thesis-who-is-going-to-help-you/
- Understand how adopting good scientific practices can improve your grade. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/adopting-good-scientific-practices-increases-your-visibility-and-the-grade-of-your-thesis/
How to do a good thesis: the openings moves.
- Ask yourself what you want to do when you will “grow up”. This article will help you understanding how you can take the most from your thesis for your future goals. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/take-the-most-from-your-thesis/
- (Optional) Get a grasp of what kind of mentor I am. It will help you in understanding what I write in these posts and/or if we are compatible in case you are considering pursuing your thesis with me. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/mentor-for-your-thesis/
- Set up the proper communication tools with your supervisor, so that you will have a better quality time with him/her. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/setting-up-the-proper-communication-tools-with-your-thesis-supervisor/
A Note on Writing:
- Writing a scientific endeavor has its rules and best practices https://francescolelli.info/tutorial/on-scientific-writing-classic-postmodern-and-self-conscious-style/
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How to do a good thesis: literature research and related work
- Look at these heuristics for understanding if a paper is worth reading or you should move forward to the next one. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/6-heuristics-for-assessing-the-quality-of-a-publication/
- Understand how to select good venues (conferences or journals) where you can search for good publication. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/how-scientific-venues-work-an-heuristic/
- Learn how to read a scientific paper faster and more effectively. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/read-scientific-papers-quickly-and-effectively/
- Master the right features in MS-Word for handling the related work and managing the growing complexity of the task. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/how-to-use-references-in-word-a-few-tips-and-suggestions-for-your-thesis/
- Get more insights about related work, literature review and survey papers. https://francescolelli.info/tutorial/related-work-literature-review-survey-paper-a-collection-of-resources/
How to do a good thesis: the experimental and scientific part
- If you feel stuck: get an idea on “how to warm up your research engine” and do your first step. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/warming-up-the-research-engine/
- Get some inspiration from the work of other scientist and learn how to properly categorize the literature review. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/how-to-use-the-literature-review-for-your-research
- Familiarize with sources that can provide Data for your (master or bachelor) thesis. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/where-to-get-data-a-collection-of-resources-for-your-thesis/
- If you plan to write some programming code there are several free resources that can help you. https://francescolelli.info/programming/free-resources-that-will-warm-up-your-programming-environment/
- If you plan to write some programming code, get familiar with these best practices. https://francescolelli.info/how-to-be-a-better-programmer-the-mini-guide/
- If you plan to use a survey for scientific research you may want to consider these tips and suggestions. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/get-the-basics-on-doing-a-survey-for-scientific-research-purposes/
- Do this simple feasibility check if you plan to use an interview approach in your case study research https://francescolelli.info/thesis/should-you-use-a-case-study-for-your-thesis-in-information-management/
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How to do a good thesis: the last mile
- Did you produced the first final draft of the thesis? Here you can find a simple set of rules and a checklist that can help you. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/simple-writing-rules-that-can-improve-the-quality-of-your-thesis/
- Are you close to finishing the thesis? Put your current draft to a (stress) test. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/the-navigation-test-put-your-thesis-to-a-stress-test/
The End Game
- Deal with the submission of your thesis and its defense in the proper way https://francescolelli.info/thesis/commencing-the-end-game-last-minute-issues-and-recommendations/
- Understand what is Open Access and how you can make the most of it https://francescolelli.info/thesis/should-you-release-your-thesis-open-access/
- Consider the benefit (and the extra work) of publish your thesis. Is it worth it? https://francescolelli.info/thesis/should-i-publish-my-thesis-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/
- Now that your thesis has been submitted is about preparing a killer presentation for the defense! https://francescolelli.info/thesis/the-art-and-the-skill-of-speaking-and-making-a-presentation
The End of the Journey
- Publish your thesis using the University Library. It will take less then one hour and will ensure some extra visibility to your work. https://francescolelli.info/thesis/publish-your-thesis-in-your-university-library/
- Learn what the future of your thesis could be https://francescolelli.info/thesis/what-will-happen-to-your-thesis-after-your-graduation/
Thanks for taking the time to read such a long discussion! Based on your experience, is there anything missing or that require some improvement? Drop me a line, I will be happy to hear from you
Does anybody have, or know of, a checklist type of list of questions that we could get students to reflect on when reading research articles to identify evidence of colonisation? I am thinking that, at the very least, you could just add this as one question on an existing list that helps students evaluate research more generally. However, I just wondered if anyone knew of anything more bespoke to decolonisation. Thanks
I'm aware that there are criticisms of blindly applying checklist approaches, with associated summary scores, in quality appraisal, but what are the alternatives and where can I find the literature that discusses these? Thanks
Please help me find the appropriate sampling technique name.
It is a pure qualitative study which aims to explore the perspectives of school leaders and Social Studies teachers with the help of conducting semi-structured in-depth interviews. There are 2 interview schedules: one for the school leaders and one for the Social Studies teachers. So the design is phenomenology. An inclusion criterion here is class 4 and 5 Social Studies teachers having 5 years teaching experience of the same subject. Other than that, classroom observations of same teachers will also be done with the help of a checklist. It is also qualitative in nature. Furthermore, content analysis of class 4 and 5 social studies textbooks will also be done with the help of a checklist, It is also qualitative in nature. Data is collected from Primary schools of my city which is divided into 7 districts. There are 2123 primary schools in my city in total but of course it is impossible to visit all. Therefore, permission is taken from the Education office of my city to visit schools for classroom observations and interviews. I only got the permission to visit 10 schools from 1 district and 10 from another district. A list of specific school is given to me. So data will be conducted by visiting these 20 schools only due to the limitation. Gender ratio will be equal for classroom observations as well as interviews.
Now the question is:
Are classroom observations and interviews part of phenomenology?
What exactly do we call the sampling technique here?
P.S It is a pure qualitative research only.
Hi, which tool would you recommend for the critical appraisal of a Delphi study? Has anyone ever used the SQUIRE checklist 2.0 for this? Many thanks!!
I'm looking for a tool to use in a systematic review of quantitative measurement studies, specifically studies that involved survey development. I've reviewed many "traditional" study quality/bias assessment tools but would like to find a checklist that addresses issues specific to survey development (item selection, consistency, reliability, etc.).
I came across this article by Boating and colleagues (2018) and am tempted to use Table 1 as a checklist but would like to be more systematic about this (Best Practices for Developing and Validating Scales for Health, Social, and Behavioral Research: A Primer).
I have read many papers that manually divided YouTube videos into serious videos vs humorous videos. But is there a validated checklist or scale to quantify the funniness of each video?
I have developed a survey with closed ended questions and I want to develop a scoring algorithm afterwards to assign individuals into categories based on their responses (to essentially validate the survey), would the best responses be in checklist format? a rating scale? or single closed ended choices?
I am looking for a GRADE checklist for measuring study quality in my systematic review and meta-analysis study. Does anyone have any recommendations of papers that include this?
I am conducting a methodological systematic review with will include both partial and full economic evaluations involving a certain treatment.
A number of checklists have been developed to guide the methodological quality assessment of economic evaluation studies, mostly full economic evaluation studies. For partial economic evaluations, I only found guidance to critically assess cost of illness studies and budget impact analysis. Do you know any tool, checklist or guideline to assess the methodological quality of cost analysis studies (comparing only the costs of two alternatives)?
Currently we are preparing for the ISO audit and I'm in need of a combined audit checklist for health and safety and environment. Can anybody share their audit checklist. Thanks.
I need to know the best way to perform effective infection control rounds in the hospital.
what should I look for?
if I need a checklist, is there any standard checklist can I use for the beginning till I can make my own one?
I have found the PAM but that doesn't focus on mental health. I have also found SESP, AQoL, SQoL-18, LQoLI, and ICF Checklist, but none of these seem to focusing on empowering clients and assessing this and their participation. Thanks in advance!
Can anyone direct me to the instructions for this checklist? What I downloaded from JBI doesn't have an explanation for how to score answers. I'm also looking for the same for JBI's critical appraisal tool for quasi experimental studies.
Hi - I'm in the process of completing a scoping review. I have used the CASP checklist for all of the qualitative studies however I'm struggling to find a checklist for the quantitative studies. Not all of the study designs are on the CASP website or other locations. Any ideas?
When conducting a qualitative study in the rehabilitation field, is it enough to utilise the Consolidated criteria for reporting my qualitative study (COREQ)? Or involving the theoretical framework is enough without the need for a (COREQ) checklist? Or are both of them better?
I have a question about calculating cohen's kappa for a checklist with multiple items.
In my research I use interviews that are scored on protocol fidelity with a checklist. The interviews are scored by two raters on multiple items, with 3 possible answers (yes, no, or not applicable). I would like to calculate the overall kappa for this checklist. I used the kappaCohen command in R, but then it gives me a kappa for each item. Can I use the average of these values to calculate the overall kappa?
In addition, on the items that are scored totally the same for each participants for each rater, the kappaCohen command returns a NaN. When I calculate an average of the kappa values, can I set the NaN values to 1 (since there is 100 procent overlap)?
Thank you very much in advance for answering my question!
I have some doubts when filling out the new PRISMA 2020 flow diagram. For example, the new flow has two entries (in case of new revisions) the entry for identification of studies via databases and registers and the other entry for identification of studies via other methods (if applicable). On the first input (databases and registers), the first frame of the flow it asks you to indicate:
Records identified from:
It's not clear what to put in the "registers" item. In case anyone knows I would be happy with the help.
Another point is that I didn't find any document that guides the flow diagram filling, the declaration documents explain the use of the checklist.
I submitted a manuscript to a journal using scholarone manuscript system, and later got a decision of major revision. After making revisions according to the reviewers' comments, I submitted the revised manuscript a few days ago. Initially the status was "awaiting admin checklist", and then changed to "under review". Today, I noticed that the status was then changed to "awaiting reviewer assignment".
I assume the revised MS would automatically go to the same AE and reviewers. Does this mean that the previous reviewers have declined to look at my responses? If they opt out, does it mean my article needs to go through another new round of review?
What checklist should be proposed or considered for identifying sites that may be considered as being highly environmentally sensitive.
I am trying to find a developmental checklist for neurotypical children between 0 to 10 years old. This checklist needs to be really detailed in nature. Does anyone have such a list that they are willing to share with me?
Got confused! I am doing an assignment for my uni and i am asked to use CASP checklists. Its obvious which one to use for qualitative research but on CASP site there is nothing for a quantitative checklist. a friend told me that i can use RCT checklist. Is it correct?
I got the mean to each question but i am not sure on how to get rating scale value that will help me ascertain how to define the mean value to each item
Is CASP Critical Appraisal used? and how are the studies evaluated using this checklist?
The Role Checklist is composed of two sections:
1) Identify from a list of occupations that they have in the past present or furture been involved with
2) With said occupations, identify their level of importance (3 choices)
Problem: Determine how to convert the Checklist so that it can be completed in an online format. Ideally, the tool would also automate the scoring.
We are using the Child Behavior checklist for research purposes, and wanted to know how to score the output.
Is anyone familiar with a manual we can purchase that would inform us how to score the child behavior checklist?
I am developing an indigenous tool for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), based on Pakistani population. Shall I call it a scale or checklist or inventory or questionnaire or measure?
What is the major difference between these terms?
I started using qauntitative method for my methodology were i used social and environmental checklist to measure CSR ( CSR is the independent variable of the study, whie financial performance is the dependent variable and will be measured using Return on equity). But now i have changed to qualitative method.
Please i want know if i can still use the checklist for qualitative content analysis?
I am doing a systematic literature review and I wondered if anyone had any advice on which is the best quality assessment checklist for qualitative studies.
CRIS Guidelines (Checklist for Reporting In-vitro Studies) are used, as the name implies, for laboratory studies in a similar manner to the CONSORT 2010 statement developed to improve the reporting of RCTs. For the CONSORT 2010 statement one finds a downloadable checklist (table format in a word doc). Has anyone come across such a table for the CRIS guidelines?
For my Master I'm writing a thesis about OBC.
In my research I plan to measure OCB of app-workers (employees under algorithmic management). If I use the 10 items of the Fox and Spector OCB-checklist, should I calculate a total score for this? Or should it be done in another way? And what is the minimum OCB score?
Thank you in advance!
I am searching this measure:
Ford, J., Spinazzola, J., Putnam, F., Stolbach, B. C., Saxe, G., Pynoos, R., et al. (2007). Child Complex Trauma Symptom Checklist. Unpublished measure.
I saw it in Cloitre et al. (2009).
Hi, I am currently working on a systematic review on the effect of treating phantom limb pain with virtual reality therapy. I wondered if you have any recommendation regarding choice of risk of bias checklist/ tool for the single group pre-test post-test studies I am including in my review?
Anyone please suggest me about how to make ARRIVE checklist for Animal studies as it is the requirement of manuscript submission. Please reply with example or format or template.
I develop a CPTED elements audit and site assessment checklists questionnaire consisting of about 43 questions to be answered in the (yes=1, no=0) setup. I want to compute the internal reliability test of this questionnaire. Which of the reliability tests is BEST to use in this situation?
I developed a checklist (a 5-point likert type) for my study.
I collected data from two different people and am trying to compare how similar they are.
Since the data collected are based on likert type, sometimes even if two people agree the level of agreement can be different (like even if they both agree, one can say agree and the other can say strongly agree) which is making the cohen's kappa coefficient to be lower than i expected.
Thus, I want to know if there are other methods I can utilize to effectively compare their data.
Essentially, I wanna see how similar two data sets are.
I am authoring a paper on Blanford's Laughing Thrush, Montecincla meridionalis (Blanford, 1880). On its ecology and distribution. I wanted to know of Ebird personal checklists are accepted as references in any standard Journals.
I have a checklist with 49 items for the evaluation of the intersectoral partnerships for health promotion. This tool is based on the Bergen model. I want to validate this tool in my country. But I have a problem with the construct validation of this checklist. I need at least 490 samples to do factor analysis, but in practice, my sample size is very limited. What is your solution for performing construct validity in these situations?
I'm working on systematic review (epidemiology of disease) based on retrospective studies( most papers ) and surveys, I need to apply checklist to assess quality of papers
I am working on a research project that includes adolescent stressful life events as one of the variables. As an instrument to measure this construct, I found the Life Events Checklist developed by Gray et al. (2004) among undergraduate students and veterans. I am wondering if you know a measure that can speak more to the stressful experiences of adolescents.
I really appreciate any help you can provide.
Thank you in advance!
I am analyzing the data using two instruments i.e. a Questionnaire and Observation (Checklist). A questionnaire used to asked teaching strategies used by the teachers. They rated themselves using Likert scale. But I need to confirm whether they are using teaching strategies for real in classroom. I used observation checklist to confirm it.
Here I have two data set. One is questionnaire in the form of Likert scale and second one is observation checklist.
What statistical tool I use to compare the results and produce the concrete findings of my research.
I have read literature and came into conclusion that chi-square test would be appropriate. I need valuable suggestions that what I need to do?
Checklists are vastly used and there is published literature on their effectiveness in medical care. However, is there any published literature on how to design effective checklists in healthcare?
I'm writing a protocol (using the PRISMA checklist) for a systematic review on evoked responses (ERPs and ERFs) in typically developing children (aged 0-17).
Can anyone recommend an appropriate risk of bias assessment to use?
The ones I've come across (e.g., Newcastle-Ottowa, Cochrane) don't seem appropriate for the study designs I'm interested in (single group, NOT intervention etc.).
I was wondering if there is a QA tool (or a review checklist) that could be used for critical appraisal of book chapters.
Can someone provide good materials or presentation on how to wright scientific paper?
I have a plenty of good materials from the field and would like to use the maximum of data that I collected. I am looking for some good tips and recommendations on how to wright a god paper. I am sure that good checklist and guidance of some experienced researcher may be of great help. I earlier read some ppt presentations…
What standard questions should be replied in Abstract, Introduction (what was studied, why was it an important question, what was known about it before and how the study will advance our knowledge). Some of this tips could be useful to receive.
Looking forward to your assistance.
Currently, I am working with a GBM line for test drugs. As part of the research, I will create spheroids of this cell line to test a 3D approach.
Nevertheless, I cannot find a standard "checklist" to know if I accomplished a perfect GBM spheroid.
Do you know research where it could be found? It does not matter if is based on another cell line.
A study with 4 non conceptually overlapping variables, with different data collection methodologies for each one (knowledge questionnaire, likert scale, practical skills and a checklist of yes and no for daily practices) yielded through a PCA only 2 main components. How can this discrimination be theoretically explained?
Could anybody has experience with CASP , I need more explanation about questions 7,8, 10, and 11
in RCT part, I used to critique my final paper to start writing a systematic literature review for my thesis
Are there methodologies for evaluating the impact of innovation? The impacts on innovation are usually associated with the innovative process or the application of innovation itself and is measured based on results indicators as a checklist. However, it is not common in the literature to find studies that quantify the change in social welfare generated from an innovation. Therefore, it is intended to verify the existence of innovation impact methodologies assessment of impact innovation.
I think we have to consider this questions bit seriously as today there are number of predatory journals available.
Earlier we had only credible sources like Elsevier, springer etc. But now in different moments, some bogus articles are presented on reputed journals (see 10.1111/jdv.15039)
Hence when taking opinions from literature to evaluate the state of arts, i suggest to, first of all, give weight to the individual literature. going through a number of references I propose following un-verified framework to evaluate the articles - I do have reason to high, medium and low values in the formula;
Literature’s credibility = High (Average Citation per year + Author credibility + Number of pages/words) + Medium (Type of the literature + checklist keyword search) + Low (Citation Impact of the Journal)
Average Citation per year = number of citations received by other article divided by present date minus published date of the article
Author credibility = H index of the author
Number of pages/words = number of pages in the particular article
Type of the literature = refereed journal, peer review journal, book, conf paper etc ...
Checklist keyword search = how many “Subben׳s checklist” items (see 10.1016/j.cor.2016.02.004)
Citation Impact of the Journal = journal impact
Dear All please give your suggestions to following;
1. Have I taken all major parameters to weight the literature?
2. Any suggestions to high, medium and low classifications of parameters?
3. Further, I need classify individual parameter to high, medium and low. Then;
3.1 Average Citation per year = number of citations received by other article divided by present date minus published date of the article
- what is the range? 0 to 2 is low, 2.1 to 4 is medium like
3.2 Author credibility = H index of the author
- less than 1 is low, 1.1 to 5 is medium etc ??
3.3 Number of pages/words = number of pages in the particular article
- less than 5 is low, 5 to 10 medium etc ??
3.4 Type of the literature = refereed journal, peer review journal, book, conf paper etc ...
- Index journals - very high, peer review - high, books - medium, thesis - low, conf papers are very low ????
3.5 Checklist keyword search = how many “Subben׳s checklist” items (see 10.1016/j.cor.2016.02.004) it says 8 keywords and if 1-3 keywords low, 4-5 medium ???
3.6 Citation Impact of the Journal = journal impact
- this is the most difficult one, different impacts and indexes are there, please suggest me a method?
Let's discuss? our subjected area is computing, GIS and Hydrology
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are supposed to provide the highest quality of evidence. The number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses are increasing in different fields. Although several reporting criteria are provided to increase the quality of the systematic reviews we see that the number of low-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also increasing. The majority of these studies lack high-quality search strategies and data analyses. The quality assessment is not properly done. I can see the low-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses get published just because they have provided a significant (and also misleading) evidence and the editors always like the significant and also surprising evidence. Particularly this evidence are so welcomed because they will bring much more citations. The surprising part is that the high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses which reject the results of the previous misleading systematic reviews or improve the previous evidence, hardly get published. I think at this stage we need high-quality journals specifically designed to publish systematic reviews without considering their readership, their results and the possibility of getting citations. These journals need to put more time on assessing the provided evidence and have at least four referees: one for critical assessment of the search strategies, one to assess the statistical methods, one to assess the methodology and one to assess the scientific content of the submitted papers. Furthermore, a specific checklist is needed to be designed for reviewing such papers. I wanted to know your opinions and experiences in this regard.
I have educational scores (numerical data) on students who were evaluated by one rater but a total of 3 raters evaluated 60 students. The raters used the same checklist. But we have 1 score per student and we would like to compare the raters. I can't use kappa statistic because two raters didn't evaluate the same student. Right now I am just looking at standard deviations and the difference in rater mean to group mean divided by SD. Any advice?
Questionnaires and Checklists seem to be the most widely instruments used for data collection in survey studies among undergraduate Students.
If we encounter a species in an area, we check all published literature and checklist of that place. What if it doesn't provide any sufficient conclusion of its record? What should be the necessary steps that we must take to establish that the species is a new record or not?
I'm doing a Systematic Review about papers which assess validity and reliability of sport technology, but I don't find any Checklist to evaluate the individual quality of this kind of studies. I've reviewed the checklist proposed for Cross-sectional designs (the kind of papers I'm going to include in the revision), but they are very generic.
ENA states that I can upload "raw sequencing reads from next generation platforms", however every time I try to submit samples I am asked to choose a checklist. Yet each checklist requires taxonomic id, which is not applicable for raw 16S reads. Thank you!
I am trying to identify a species of the genus Rutstroemia. The sample was collected in Sicilia in a place with Pistacia terebinthus, Rosa sp. and Rubus sp. I do not know the host, it could be any of this three.
I have not been able to find reports of Rutstroemia on the genus Pistacia in Italy or Sicily, maybe there are reports in the mediterranean area that I do not know. The apothecia are brownish-red, around 1 mm, the asci 116-136 x 9.4-12 um and ascospores (7.4)11.3-13.3(15.5) x (3)4-4.5(5.7) um.
I think it could be Rutstroemia fruticeti, maybe an inmature specimen.
This species has been reported several times on Rubus and has similar morphology. If somebody from the mediterranean area, Italy or Sicily can help me I would be glad?
I add some photographs here to know your opinion.
When and why is each tool used?
there is a substantial difference that i wanted to verify during the discussion.
The questionnaire and the checklist are both an evaluation tool, but the difference between them is
the questionnaire assesses in the future (if we apply a concept in the future).
While the checklist is to assess the current reality.
Do you agree with me?
I am working on a systematic review for my masters thesis. The systematic review will evaluate and assess vaginal microbicides research from a gender perspective.
I am currently looking at SGBA tools and checklists for the evaluation of gender integration/ sensitivity throughout the research process; however, the tools I am finding are more appropriate for research conducted on both men and women.
So please if anyone has any ideas/ tool/ checklists that are suitable for this project let me know. Thanks!
In my country (Iran), a checklist is used to assess the quality of multiple choice questions that is called the "Millman Checklist". I searched extensively the web and databases as well as reviewed the publication of the "Jason Millman", but I found no such checklist!
Does anyone know such a checklist?
We designed a tool that consists of two parts, including scale and observation checklist. The scale is graded with five-point Likert scale and completed by nurses. The checklist is scored with 0 and 1 and is completed by the researcher. Can we combine these two scores to report the final score? The scale and checklist measure two distinct dimensions of the tool.
We have conducted a meta-analysis on diagnostic test accuracy studies that their method was similar to comparison method studies (We had data on index test, Reference test and the outcome was limits of agreement between the two methods to calculate precision). Simultaneous assessment of the two methods and setting were the two items important for us. The analysis was done with STATA 12.
For assessing the quality of studies, we have modified some of QUADAS-2 checklist questions but reviewers said that we must use GRADE approach too.
We have studies the GRADE guidelines. Unfortunately, we don’t understand how to do it and how to make specific questions in GRADE?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
I am intrrested in adopting DSM5 CROSS CUTTING SYMPTOM CHECKLIST in my PhD dissertation/theses titeled mental health status and QoL of nurses working in Psychiatric Hospital. I seek your valuable feedback and suggestion to use the above tool. Thank you in advance.
I am hoping to conduct a meta-analysis and was wondering what the best checklist out there to assess the quality of a paper. I have found a few, but some are not pertinent to my research. While it is ideal to have randomized Control Trial studies, my research is looking at injurious risks in the workplace and therefore there are no treatment/control groups.