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Evidence-Based, Quantitative and Qualitative Research

This guide is a basic introduction to finding Nursing and health literature with a qualitative or quantitative focus.

Evidence-Based Practice

What Is Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing?

Dr. Paula Roe-Prior defines EBP as “the integration of the best available evidence with the healthcare educator’s expertise and the client’s needs while considering the practice environment” (article). The EBP process involves collecting, assessing and applying research findings to improve clinical decision-making, work environments and patient outcomes.

Allied Health - Evidenced-based practice (Steely Library NKU)

This video provides an overview of evidence-based practice and the role of information in guiding decisions.

How Do you find Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Research?

Quantitative and qualitative research are the two typical types of research used in EBP.  We will also frequently see a combination of these two methods in what is known as mixed methods. These research studies can be found throughout our subscription databases. However, RRC Library subscribes to some popular databases that are specifically designed to be used in clinical settings to provide research materials to support EBP. Click on the links below (or to the left) to go to guides that support these useful databases.

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