Author(s): Trudy Dwyer
The information within the resource is by no means a comprehensive health research text, rather information which serves as a quick reference for students in their everyday activities involving research. The resource is not meant to be large or bulky, rather a small, concise and easy to access guide that is readily available in the users pocket in the clinical environment.
Research and Evidence-based Practice Introduction Definition of research Evidence-based practice (EBP) Evidence-based health care (EBHC) Difference between research and evidence Five steps of EBP 1. ASK the question: PICO 2. ACQUIRE evidence 3. APPRAISE evidence 4. APPLY the evidence 5. EVALUATE Research and ethics Human research ethics Definitions What is harm? Distress=Harm What is inconvenience? Types of participants Quality activities Research paradigms Quantitative research Descriptive (non-experimental) Correlational designs Experimental Quasi-experimental designs Qualitative research Mixed methods design Sampling Definitions Sample size Bias 1. Selection biases 2. Measurement biases 3. Intervention (exposure) bias Qualitative data analysis Stages in analysing qualitative data A few key points with qualitative analysis Coding Content analysis Thematic analysis Presenting qualitative data Quantitative data analysis Descriptive statistics Normal curve Inferential Parametric tests Non-parametric tests