The Evidence-Based Intervention

Analyze research and non-research data for the purposes of critical appraisal and judgment of evidence for translation into practice.
Formulate an emerging practice question focusing on the evidence-based intervention to influence practice outcomes.
This builds on your understanding of the role of quantitative research in the design of a practice change project. It is through immersion in published quantitative research studies that you will locate the evidence-based research study evidence that can be translated to practice and implemented in a practice change project. Keep in mind, the evidence-based intervention has been tested and empirically proven to be statistically significant in a minimum of one quantitative research study. Most often, the evidence-based intervention has been tested in several research studies by PhD researchers.

Select one of the eight practice problems that burden the overall health of the United States. Conduct a library search for one qualitative research study addressing this problem. Appraise the qualitative research study using the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool.

After appraising and determining the Level of Evidence and Grade of Quality for your selected qualitative study, summarize your findings. Transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool. Complete each column including specific details about the qualitative study.

Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and your qualitative research study as an attachment with your initial post. Also, include a permalink for your selected qualitative research study with your initial discussion post. Confirm the link allows access to the full-text study article. Our faculty team will review both your research study and Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and provide guidance.

Analyze the evidence summary of the selected qualitative research study to address the following.

Does the research design answer the research question? Explain your rationale.
Were the study sample participants representative? Why or why not?
Compare and contrast the study limitations in this study.
Based on this evidence summary, would you consider this qualitative research study as support for your selected practice problem? Explain your rationale.