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standards for good research are high because published research results are likely to substantially influence the practice of nursing. When you evaluate published research, consider these four important areas: Validity : Is the study legitimate, sound and accurate? Reliability : Is the measurement’s result consistent? Relevance : Is there a logical connection between two occurrences, concepts or tasks? Outcome : What conclusions did the researchers reach? Not every study may be meaningful for your patient, question, topic or concern. You need to carefully evaluate every research paper you consider — look for weaknesses, inconsistencies, biases and other problems. Evidence-based practice requires you to become proficient at performing these evaluations and reaching your own conclusions about the information you use. Types of Research Research used in evidence-based practice can be quantitative, qualitative or both. From there, these two types can be divided into multiple categories. Understanding how nursing research can be categorized can help you understand and interpret research results. Quantitative research : Numbers, percentages and variables are used to communicate results. Qualitative research : Findings take the form of thoughts, perceptions and experiences. Three Types of Quantitative Research: Descriptive research expresses the characteristics or traits of a specific group, situation or individual. This type of research looks for new conclusions and connections that can be made based on observed traits.
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  • Fall '16
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  • Nursing, Qualitative Research

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