Critiquing Reviewed Literature - Woodhill Park Retreat
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Staff participated in a 2-day hands-on training and implementation workshop to learn how to identify effective physical activity and nutrition strategies for obesity prevention from the scientific literature. Created and led by 2 epidemiologists, the training instructed staff on evidence-based public health, searching the literature, accessing full-text articles, critiquing articles, and rating the evidence that a particular strategy will be effective for obesity prevention. The large number of staff involved in the process allowed the teams to look at a large number of articles and reviews, and the training gave the staff a base level of knowledge. Instruction on how to conduct literature reviews was also intended to build capacity among staff members who could then integrate literature reviews into their own work.
Paper #1: Literature Review and Critique
This article attempts a critical review of the literature on self‐reported just world beliefs a decade after the last major review. The main focus of the review is on the relationship between questionnaire‐derived beliefs in a just world and other psychological and demographic variables. Numerous correlates of the Rubin & Peplau (1973, 1975) scale to measure just world beliefts are documented and evaluated. Particular criticism is aimed at the multidimensional nature of the concept of a just world. Furthermore, it is suggested that three worlds exist — just, unjust and random — that are orthogonal. Suggestions are made about the development of an improved self‐report measure and the direction of research into the aetiology of a belief in a just world in an individual as well as in different cultures.
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