Literature Review and Research in Healthcare, E-Book
So – you’ve got this far – but what really is this ‘Evidence Based Practice’ and why do you have to do a literature review?
- Why are we having to do a ‘literature review’ what does it actually mean for patient care?
- Reading a paper
- Understanding the main differences – qualitative and quantitative research plus mixed methods
- Collecting data - notes on sampling – data analytics– presenting findings
- The idiots guide to systematic literature review – trust your own intelligence
- How to train your trainer – getting the best from academic supervision
Now let’s get started – your METHODOLOGY
2.1 What’s in a systematic review?
2.2 Developing your question – Spiders, PICOs and all that jazz
2.3 Systematically searching your databases and that ‘grey literature’
2.4 Using flow diagrams to show your progress
Now you’ve got your data – what to do next
3.1 Data Extraction – putting it all together in a matrix
3.2 Quality appraisal (testing the validity of your data)
3.3 Collating the results – using a matrix
3.4 Presenting your results – themes and overviews – what’s in it for clinical practice?
3.5 Concluding and summarizing – making recommendations
4.1 Avoiding the common pitfalls
4.2 Procrastination techniques for experts
4.3 Checklists for easy reference
4.4 Mnemonics – Quick and easy ways to remember your subjects
4.5 Resources for more information
Amanda Lee and Colin Rees, BSc(Econ), MSc(Econ), PGCE(FE), Lecturer, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, Wales