Appraising Qualitative Research
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Download the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool and the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (ARE ATTACHED).
Select one of the eight practice problems that burden the overall health of the United States. Conduct a library search for one qualitative research study addressing this problem. Appraise the qualitative research study using the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool.
(These eight practice problems include obesity; diabetes; heart disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; mental illness; cancer; addiction, which includes alcohol and opioids; and patient safety, which includes any event in which an individual is harmed under our care). *I like addiction, but you can use any other.
After appraising and determining the Level of Evidence and Grade of Quality for your selected qualitative study, summarize your findings. Transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool. Complete each column including specific details about the qualitative study.
Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and your qualitative research study as an attachment with your initial post. Also, include a permalink for your selected qualitative research study with your initial discussion post. Confirm the link allows access to the full-text study article. Our faculty team will review both your research study and Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and provide guidance.
Analyze the evidence summary of the selected qualitative research study to address the following.
- Does the research design answer the research question? Explain your rationale.
- Were the study sample participants representative? Why or why not?
- Compare and contrast the study limitations in this study.
- Based on this evidence summary, would you consider this qualitative research study as support for your selected practice problem? Explain your rationale.
- when appraising your selected research study, begin with the John Hopkins Research Appraisal Tool. This tool guides you in a thorough critique and appraisal that leads to determining the level of evidence and grade of evidence for each individual study.
- Once you are finished with the Johns Hopkins Individual Research Appraisal Tool, transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Evidence Summary Tool. Please note that you will add to this tool each week and this document is REQUIRED as part of your Week 6 paper. IMPORTANT: Do NOT alter this tool in any way whatsoever. For example, do not change this tool into portrait mode (keep it in landscape). Changing the design of this tool will cause you to lose unnecessary points in your weekly scores and also will affect your Week 6 paper grade.
- Some tips for completing the Johns Hopkins Evidence Summary Tool include:
- in column #2 insert the selected research study in APA format;
- in Column #3 state the specific type of qualitative research design used (in week 1 you want to state whether this qualitative research study is grounded theory, phenomenology, descriptive, etc.);
- describe in detail the sample and study findings in the appropriate columns, and
- in the last column please insert both the level of evidence and grade of evidence.
- Articles selected for appraisal in this course must be current – within the past five years.
- If you are unsure if an article meets the research design requirement (qualitative research for week 1), please feel welcome to run it by me to make sure. I will be happy to help!
- At the end of your appraisal, if you do not think the research study will inform your selected practice problem, you will need to substitute the publication with another study that does before Week 6. This is required for the Week 6 paper.
- When you are ready to upload your initial post, please upload your completed Johns Hopkins Evidence Summary Tool along with a permalink to your two selected qualitative research studies.
- A permalink is a full URL. If a permalink is not familiar to you here is a link to a tip sheet in Chamberlain’s Library: https://library.chamberlain.edu/HowToSearch/Permalinks (Links to an external site.) The other option is to upload your qualitative research study as a PDF. I will carefully read each of your studies along with reviewing your complete Johns Hopkins Evidence Summary Tool.
Finding Permalinks – How to Search the Library – Home at Chamberlain University – Home – Chamberlain Library Home – Home at Chamberlain University (Links to an external site.)
Step by Step Instructions. Permalinks in the OVID database are a little bit hidden, but you can find them by doing the following: 1. Go to the article in OVID, and look for Tools on the right-hand side of the page.. 2.
- Please Upload the JH Evidence Summary Tool.
- Students are expected to follow proper APA formatting in each discussion and the Week 6 written assignment. You required to use APA 7th edition for all in-text citations and references, no exceptions.
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