Appraising The Literature: DNP-prepared,nurse
Appraising The Literature: DNP-prepared
Appraising The Literature: DNP-prepared nurse
For the DNP-prepared nurse, it is important to hone skills related
to reviewing and evaluating research literature to implement
evidence-based practices. As you examine epidemiological
research, in particular, it is essential to ask, “What are the
strengths and weakness of the research method(s)? Are the data
analysis and interpretation sound? Is there any evidence of bias?”
This Discussion provides you and your colleagues valuable
practice in critically analyzing research literature.
With this week’s Learning Resources in mind, reflect on the
importance of analyzing epidemiological research studies.
Critically appraise the Oppenheimer (2010) and Elliott, Smith,
Penny, Smith and Chambers (1999) articles presented in the
Learning Resources using Appendix A in Epidemiology for Public
Health Practice as a guide.
Determine the strengths and weaknesses of the research
methods and data analysis of each study.
Ask yourself, “Is any bias evident in either study? What did the
researchers do to control for potential bias?”
Finally, consider the importance of data interpretation in
epidemiologic literature and the issues that may arise if potential
confounding factors are not considere