Critical Evaluation of Largescale Secondary Analyses to Aid Responsible Research Use and Equitable Decision Making

Critical Evaluation of Largescale Secondary Analyses to Aid Responsible Research Use and Equitable Decision Making
August 2021
Tara Kulkarni, Mollie R. Weeks, and Amanda L. Sullivan

This Equity Tool, intended to support when critically reading a research study/report, provides a brief introduction to key concepts and issues involved in using largescale research, calling attention to high profile controversies, and providing explicit linkages to desegregation areas (race, sex, nationality, religion).

The first part (Table 1) is a checklist that can be applied to a review of secondary research studies or reports. The second part (Table 2) presents a summary of different statistical analysis tools, and what research questions can be answered when using different approaches commonly encountered in secondary analysis.

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