The Chiropractic Literature
The chiropractic literature is a chronicle of the chiropractic profession.
Very few books, articles, and web pages have been subjected to critical analysis. This is reflective of a general lack of scholarship in the profession. Publishing is limited to a very small group, mostly academics. Going back through the literature, with an emphasis on the most well-cited papers and books is the focus of this wiki.
Each document will be analyzed using the 7 criteria for a critical approach as described by McAulay, in 2005.
The criteria are:
- Accuracy: true, correct, exact
- Clarity: appropriate use of citations
- Precision: definitively or strictly stated
- Relevance: practical value, applicable
- Depth (Completeness): complexity, dimensionality
- Breadth: full spectrum of thinking on the subject
- Logical Consistency: points are linked together to form a logical conclusion