Evidence-based practice relies upon analyzing the scientific merit of nursing research reports and integrating the results from valid studies into care. Published reports using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined to determine the validity of study findings and their readiness for implementation into practice. Ethics in research is also considered.
Evaluate clinical guidelines for application in practice settings.
Utilize the triangulation method to determine trustworthiness and validity of findings.
Analyze research studies as defined by specified criteria.
Legal and Ethical Implications
Explain how to protect study participants and at-risk populations.
Describe the institutional review board and use of human subjects.
Discuss legal and ethical issues that influence nursing research.
Integrating Results into Practice
Analyze systematic reviews of research evidence.
Discuss the translation of research into practice including clinical practice guidelines.
Qualitative Research Analysis
Explain qualitative nursing research in the hierarchy of evidence.
Interpret a qualitative research report.
Compare the main designs of qualitative research.
Quantitative Research Analysis
Analyze the rigor in quantitative research reports.
Describe various statistical measures used in quantitative nursing research.
Compare the main designs of quantitative research.
Introduction to Nursing Research
Define terminology associated with research reports.
Describe the qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Identify common paradigms for nursing research.
Explain the historical perspective of nursing research.
Describe the relationship of nursing research to evidence-based practice.
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