Principles of Research & Evidence Based Practice Module

Principles of Research & Evidence Based Practice Module (3000 words)
1) Examine the relationship between the
research process and development of Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
(1000 words)
should include :-
Explore importance of EBP
Quantitative and Qualitative research
Different types of evidence and levels (hierarchies)
awareness of the research process.
barriers to the implementation of evidence
Dissemination of research

2 articles to critique (each article 1000 words)
Research approach:-(with reference)
Is it quantitative or qualitative or mixed?
Is this appropriate for the research purpose?
Sampling:- (with reference)
What type of sampling has been used?
E.g.:- purposive, convenience, random, etc. Is this appropriate for the study?
Methods of data collection:- (with reference)
What did they use to collect data?
Interview, focus groups, observation, questionnaires, measurement etc.
Was this appropriate for the research approach used?
Validity &reliability OR trustworthiness & credibility:- (with reference)
How did the researchers ensure these? What were the limitation (if any)?
Ethical consideration:- (with reference)
Was the study granted ethical approval? What about other issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, anonymity, fairness etc?
Analysis:- (with reference)
How were the data analysed? Was the technique appropriate for the research approach/data?
Results:- (with reference)
How were results presented?
Were they clear?
Did they answer the research question?
Discussion:- (with reference)
Did the authors discuss the results in the context of previous findings?
Limitation of the study:- (with reference)
Did the authors identify limitation? If not, did you pick up any significant limitation?
Strengths:- (with reference)
Overall, what was good about this article?
Implication of the study for practice:- (with reference)
What are the key implications for practice that arise from the study?


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