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1. Keeping your Q1 topic in mind, for this assignment, write an APA-formatted essay about conducting a literature review and create a table of evidence – Describe what a literature review is and what a Table of Evidence is, and why it is important. The Table of Evidence should contain a minimum of 10 resources, and it should be an Addendum to your essay, following the Reference page. Assignment:
Refer to the document – Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part III as a guide. Complete the Table of Evidence activity by following these instructions:
Create a Table of Evidence for your scholarly project using your Modules 1 and 3 reviews of literature results.
Save a blank version of your tool (as your template) in a safe place on your computer for future reference.
Enter data from ten of the most appropriate studies to support your scholarly project retrieved from your earlier searches in Module.
Do your best to make decisions about the studies at this stage of the course.
This is meant to be a practice activity.
Module 4: Sampling Methods
This module is designed to provide an overview of sampling. Once the sample in a study or project has been thoroughly described, it is time to look at the sample distribution and sampling error and how that needs to be addressed. Even a minor error can impact the quality of the work. The next step is to look at how one might want to obtain the sample for the project, and there are many strategies available to do so. This process will be guided by the aims of research questions and design. Is it a one group, two groups, or multiple group study? Is there a hypothesis or question that addresses relationships between variables or differences between groups or a predetermined variable? These factors impact the sampling, and sampling impacts data collection.
Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to:
Explain the importance of obtaining a representative sample.
Discuss the differences in sampling strategies.
Explain the procedures for determining sample sizes.
Note: Because your chosen topical areas are complex, it will be necessary for you to compile a library of books and digital resource materials to succeed in this advanced work. This is not different from the types of reference books that you already use in your practice areas. The reading list for this course will give you a head start on the process of accumulating a reliable set of tools for the end of program project and for beyond graduation.
Please progress through this module as follows:
Read Chapters 5 and 10 in your Mateo & Foreman course text.
Chapter 5: Appraising a Single Research Article
Chapter 10: Sampling Methods
Review the following resources:
Mugo, F. (2002) Sampling in Research (PDF).
Visit the StatTrek Teach Yourself Statistics web site and review information about Statistics Tutorial: What is a Probability Distribution?
Hudson-Barr, D. (2004). How to read a research article. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 9(2), 70-2.
CEBM Resources: 2015 EBM Presentations Introduction to Evidence Based Practice – Professor Carl Heneghan
Jackson R. (2010). The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures. CEMB Resource – Critical Appraisal tools: Critical Appraisal Worksheets Systematic Review Critical Appraisal Sheet
Review this PowerPoint template and the Table of Evidence for Scholarly Project.pdf that will assist you with your assignments in Module 8
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overhold, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Read the article – Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part III as a guide.