Running head: JOURNAL: EBP RECOMMENDATIONS 1 7-1 Journal: EBP Recommendations Holly Masterson SNHU NUR- 440
JOURNAL: EBP RECOMMENDATIONS 2 Journal: EBP Recommendations Nurses can search for evidence in literature, when there is a need for a change in practice. The nurse can confirm variables across multiple studies by using meta-analysis or a meta- synthesis approach. These methods integrate quantitative research findings statistically. Meta- analysis examines data from a bunch of different studies on the same subject or topic. From the examination of this data, trends can be uncovered from the research studies. In meta-analysis, the findings from each study are to be used in order to compute a common index, an effect size. “Effect size values are averaged across studies, yielding information about the relationship between variables across multiple studies” (Polit & Beck, 2018). This analysis of data allows us to see the results of multiple studies. These results can show us the trends. These trends inform
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