Everyone can get involved in research, whether at an institutional, clinic or individual level. The following papers provide some background information about how research is conducted and how you can get involved:
Below are a number of articles written by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh to help you make sense of research papers and get started with critical appraisal.
The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) have a range of check lists to help you critically appraise different types of research papers. More information and downloadable checklists are available at: http://www.casp-uk.net/