Appraisal of: Glanville J, Bayliss S, Booth A, Dundar Y, Fernandes H, Fleeman N D, Foster L, Fraser C, Fry-Smith A, Golder S, Lefebvre C, Miller C, Paisley S, Payne L, Price A and Welch K. So many filters, so little time: the development of a search
Study describes the development and testing of a tool used to assess the quality of search filters designed to retrieve records for studies with a specific research design. The resulting tool comprises a search filter appraisal checklist that reports both filter design methods and search performance i.e. sensitivity and precision. As well as helping information specialists select the most appropriate filter, it can also be used by researchers developing search filters by indicating what aspects of filter development should be reported to ensure that the methodology can be successfully evaluated.