Literature Review/Research Summary Table – Individual Assignment Using your PICO

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Literature Review/Research Summary Table – Individual Assignment
Using your PICOT question from Week 3 search for and locate two relevant, current, research studies (actual studies, not just a journal article) which address your clinical question. Use the DSC databases to find your full text individual research studies. Using the grid that is located below, address each of the questions related to your research articles. Points deducted if grid is not used.
This activity supports the following course learning outcomes:
CLO – 2 Quality Care
Develop the ability to critique research reports and make decisions about the level of evidence as it applies to the practice of nursing
CLO – 3 Scholarship
Examine evidence based research as it applies to a variety of nursing practice settings
Critique research literature as it relates to practice changes in nursing
CLO – 5 Health Promotion
Examine basic processes and research strategies for promoting health
CLO – 8 Informatics
Examine technology sources of evidence based practice
Explain the research process in retrieving, applying and evaluating the integrity of information while using information responsibly and ethically
See pages below:
RESEARCH STUDY #1 (Quantitative)
Please type in this table; it will expand as you type
APA Citation for the study
Question in PICOT format
What were your key search terms?
What was the order of your search terms?
Why did you limit or expand your search?
When and why did you apply limiters?
How did you use the advanced search function?
What Boolean terms were used?
Databases used & results
Purpose of the study
Defining characteristics:
Study design
Study population size
Method for data collection
Design: Case-control, Cohort, Crossover, Cross-sectional, Longitudinal, Nonequivalent control group, Prospective, Quasi-experiment, Retrospective, Time-series. (mention methodology)
Data collection tools used
How was data analyzed
Limitations of the study
RESEARCH STUDY #2 (Qualitative)
Please type in this table; it will expand as you type
APA Citation for the study
Question in PICOT format
What were your key search terms?
What was the order of your search terms?
Why did you limit or expand your search?
When and why did you apply limiters?
How did you use the advanced search function,
What Boolean terms were used?
Databases used & results
Purpose of the study
Study design (Ethnography, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Participatory action research, Case study)
Study population size
Method for data collection
Data collection tools used
How was data analyzed
Limitations of the study

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