CRITICAL APPRAISAL ASSIGNMENT Name: Introduction Homelessness Research Institute (2013) established that approximately 3 million people become homeless every year in the U.S. What question did the study ask? Was the assignment of patients to treatments randomized appropriately? How does randomization affect bias in this study? Were the groups similar/equivalent at the start of the trial? How does similarity of groups affect bias in this study? Were the groups treated equally, aside from the differences associated with the allocated treatment? How does this approach affect bias in this study? Were all subjects enrolled in the trial accounted for in considering the sample and data analysis? How does the presence or absence of these strategies affect bias in this study? To what extent was “blinding” used in the study? How does the presence or absence of blinding affect bias in this study? Critique the reliability and validity reporting for the instruments used in the study. Discuss how the data analysis was appropriate to report the strength of the findings for an RCT.