NUR 550 - Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarly Inquiry
This Library Research Guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, etc.) on the subject of evidence-based practice, scholarly research, appraising evidence, APA citation.
Critically appraise scientific literature
Does the article attempt to answer the same question as your clinical question and is the study relevant to your line of inquiry?
What type of research question is being asked? A well-developed research question usually identifies three components: the group or population of patients, the studied parameter (e.g. a therapy or clinical intervention) and outcomes of interest.
Is the article recent? Has it been published within the last 5 years or would it be considered a seminal article (an article considered to be part of the foundation of this research)
Is the journal peer-reviewed (Tip, check the Ulrich’s database to determine if the journal is scholarly, and refereed/peer-reviewed)
Creating an evaluation table to help to organize your literature by theme, sample design, measurement, and other categories. You will find a sample Evaluation Chart below and you can make your own with you template of your own design.