Assignment: Literature Review Matrix

This Assignment expands upon the work you have been conducting for this week’s Discussion on “Searching and Critiquing the Evidence” (See attached file) . For this Assignment, you will conduct a search for literature on your selected practice problem. A Literature Review Matrix template will be used to identify gaps in the literature (See attached file).

To prepare:

  • Consider the practice problem you addressed in this week’s Discussion. (You may select a new issue if necessary, but it is not recommended.) (See attached file)
  • Review the guidelines in the Literature Review Matrix, included in the Learning Resources. Formulate a research question around your issue as indicated in Part I. Then complete Part II of the Matrix, identifying the resources you will use, search terms and criteria, and Boolean search strings.
  • Using the Walden Library, locate 10 articles related to your research question. At least one article must be a systematic review. All of the articles should be primary sources. NOTE: If appropriate, you may use the four articles you reviewed for this week’s Discussion.

By Day 4 of this Week

1)       Complete Part I and Part II of the Literature Review Matrix template.

2)       Complete Part III of the Literature Review Matrix.

3)       In your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing literature, note the appropriate use of the theoretical frameworks.

4)       Complete Part IV addressing the influence of empiricism on quantitative methodology.

Walden Library Webinars:

 Conducting a Literature Search on a Clinical Research Question. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/nursing#s-lg-box-9896498

Evidence-Based Health Research Retried from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/healthscience#s-lg-box-1523116

 Introduction to Health Science Research. Retrieved from:http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/healthscience#s-lg-box-9897916

 Medical Research: Finding Reviews. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/healthscience#s-lg-box-1525868

 Medical Research: Finding Studies by Type. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/healthscience#s-lg-box-1526057

Medical Research: Health Policies and Legal Cases. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/healthscience#s-lg-box-1526434

Recommended Webinars:

 Webinars on Library Skills. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/libraryskillswebinars

Evidence Based Practice for NURS 6052. Retrieved from: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/nursing#s-lg-box-9896497

Required Readings

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Chapter 3, “Introduction to Quantitative Research”

Chapter 3 provides an overview of quantitative research, the concepts associated with this type of research, and different quantitative research designs.

Chapter 4, “Introduction to Qualitative Research”

Chapter 4 describes the philosophy of qualitative research and provides examples of how it is used in nursing research. Understanding the basic principles of quantitative and qualitative research is necessary to effectively critique research literature.

Chapter 7, “Review of Relevant Literature”

Chapter 7 examines the process of preparing for a literature review to support research efforts.

Chapter 13, “Outcomes Research”

Moran, K., Burson, R., & Conrad, D. (2017). The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Review Chapter 6, “Developing the Scholarly Project”

Armola, R., Bourgault, A., Halm, M., Board, R., Bucher, L., Harrington, L., & … Medina, J. (2009). AACN levels of evidence: What’s new? Critical Care Nurse, 29(4), 70–73. doi: 10.4037/ccn2009969

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides a hierarchical evidence rating system which can be used as a guide to determine the quality and level of evidence presented in different types of research studies.

Elkins, M. Y. (2010). Using PICO and the brief report to answer clinical questions. Nursing, 40(4), 59–60. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000369871.07714.39

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

The article explains how to use the PICO method to develop clinical questions.

 

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