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Critiquing Nursing ResearchFoundations of Nursing Research-5th Ed.

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What are the purposes of conducting a literature review prior to planning your own research study?
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-to determine what is already known about the topic -helps the researcher to decide whether to relicate a study or study a different aspect of the problem -help locate a framework in which the study will be interpreted -helps plan the study methodology
Why is it beneficial for a researcher to consult with a librarian during the literature review stage?
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The librarian helps ensure the most relevant research is located
A ________ source is a description of a research study written by the original investigator(s).
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Primary source
A ________ source is a summary or description of a research study written by someone other than the study investigator(s).
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Secondary
Why is it important not to rely solely on the information retrieved from secondary sources when performing a literature review?
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Secondary sources may misinterpret information or leave out important information that is valuable to the reader
Where are primary sources most likely to be published?
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Journal articles
________ contain reference materials on periodicals and some books.
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Indexes
___________ contain brief summaries on articles.
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Abstracts
________ are library resources that provide assistance in obtaining journal articles and other resources pertinent to a topic of interest.
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Indexes
_______ provides the purpose, methods and major findings of studies.
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Abstracts
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What does CINAHL stand for?
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Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
What professions are covered by CINAHL?
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Nursing, dental hygiene, medical records, nutrition, dieticians, OT, PT, physician's assistant, and respiratory therapy.
What is NSI?
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A nursing studies index created by Yale. It provides an annotated guide to English-language reports of studies, histories, biographical materials concerning nursing.
Index created by Yale. It provides an annotated guide to English-language reports of studies, histories, biographical materials concerning nursing....
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NSI (Nursing Studies Index)
Index that covers all nursing and allied health literature...
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CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
Index that covers all biomeicine, including nursing and some allied health fields. It is a good resource for articles written before 1950...
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Index Medicus...discontinued but previously the most used index. Still available in libraries.
If you wanted to access Index Medicus, it is available through the online resource __________.
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Medline
What are some resources for journal abstracts?
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Nursing Research, Psychological Abstracts, Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) & Master Abstracts International (MAI).
Nursing Abstracts contains studies significant to nursing from 1960-1978. To find the author and subject guide for articles published the previous year, you would look in the ________ issue.
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November/December issue of each year
The DAI has three sections to help aid a researcher in locating abstracts pertinent to them. The three sections are:
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A: Humanities and Social Sciences B: Sciences and Engineering C: Non-North American material
  
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