The Analyzing Research Flowchart is an online tool designed to guide the reader through all the important questions that need to be asked when analyzing a research study. It provides a more detailed and specific analysis than does the "Research Utility Assessment Guide" in the Applied Quick Primer. Upon reaching the end of a series of questions in the Flowchart, you can print out a hard copy of the Flowchart path as a record of all the questions to which you were asked to respond. To print, click on the printer icon in the lower left-hand corner of the flowchart window, and then click on the printer icon that appears in the popup window. [Note: This feature may not work with all printers.] You can also drag the "Controls" bar at the bottom of the Flowchart window to zoom in or out of the chart. Pressing the "up" arrow will return you to the start of the Flowchart sequence.
Pressing the horizontal arrows moves you backward or forward one level to any slide you've visited. Pressing the plus sign will return you to the Flowchart level at which you were stationed prior to moving backward or forward with the horizontal arrows or returning to the start.