Critical appraisals are used to broaden understanding and summarize evidence. This helps determine if research evidence is ready for practice. There are certain steps to conducting critical appraisals. Locate a scholarly journal article and apply the steps of critical analysis found in your textbook. Post your analysis to this discussion board. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.