Evidence-based project, part 2: advanced levels of clinical inquiry | NURS 6052 – Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice | Walden University
To analyze the evidence you have collected, you can follow these steps:
- Critically appraise the sources of evidence: Look at the sources of evidence you have collected and evaluate their credibility, relevance, and validity. Consider the authors of the sources, the publication date, the study design, the sample size, and the methods used to collect data.
- Summarize the evidence: Summarize the key findings of the sources of evidence you have collected. Identify similarities and differences between the sources and any gaps in the evidence.
- Synthesize the evidence: Synthesize the findings of the sources of evidence to draw conclusions about your clinical question. Identify any patterns or trends in the evidence and consider the implications for your clinical practice.
- Evaluate the quality of the evidence: Evaluate the quality of the evidence based on the strength of the study design, the size of the sample, the methods used to collect data, and any potential biases. Use the evidence to make informed decisions about your clinical practice.
Overall, analyzing the evidence for your clinical inquiry involves critically appraising the sources of evidence, summarizing and synthesizing the findings, and evaluating the quality of the evidence to draw conclusions and make informed decisions about your clinical practice.