Critical Appraisal of Research

In this Assignment, you will use an appraisal tool to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.
To Prepare:
• Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and the four systematic reviews (or other filtered high- level evidence) you selected in Module 3. (Attached Documents)
• Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.
Instructions: The Assignment (Evidence-Based Project)
Please review the Example from Professor, also review, and use all the resources from the school. The Module 2 and Module 3 are attached.
Part 3A: Critical Appraisal of Research (provided template)
• Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template.
• Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.
Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.
Part 3B: Critical Appraisal of Research / 2-page critical appraisal
• Based on your appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed.
• Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.
School Resources: See attachments
Fineout-Overholt, E. , Melnyk, B. , Stillwell, S. B. & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 110(7), 47-52. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000383935.22721.9c.
Fineout-Overholt, E. , Melnyk, B. M. , Stillwell, S. B. & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part II. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 110(9), 41-48. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000388264.49427.f9.
Fineout-Overholt, E. , Melnyk, B. M. , Stillwell, S. B. & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence Part III. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 110(11), 43-51. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000390523.99066.b5.

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