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Evidence Analysis Manual

Evidence Analysis Manual

The Evidence Analysis Manual was created by the Academy to guide expert workgroup members and evidence analysts to understand and carry out the process of conducting a systematic review. This 106-page guide explains the rigorous 5-step process followed by the Academy. It includes information on developing 'good' research questions; conducting a thorough literature search; description of research designs; how to appraise a research article; the Academy's risk of bias tool; and much more. Sample templates can be downloaded for classroom use or to conduct your own study. We encourage the use of our methodology and resources. Please credit as follows:  ©2016 Evidence Analysis Manual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Evidence Analysis Manual  Click to download in PDF format (106 pages / 3350 KB)

Templates (click on each to download)


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