Northwest Nazarene University requires that all research requiring the use of human subjects to be approved by the Human Research Review Committee. The policies and documents are listed below. Please contact your advisor or research coordinator for additional information.
This 3:17 min. video produced by OVIDWoltersKluwer introduces students to evidence-based practice within the context of nursing.
Echevarria, I., & Walker, S. (2014). To make your case, start with a PICOT question. Nursing, 44(2), 18-19.
P -- Patient/Problem/Population
I -- Intervention
C -- Comparison
O -- Outcome
T -- Treatment
Example: I am looking to explore the effectiveness of restraints in reducing the occurrence of falls in patients aged 65+.
NOTE: The O and T is what you will find in the literature (clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta analysis).
This tutorial is designed to provide the student with a greater understanding of the various types of research used in evidence-based practice (EBP). The tutorial begins at the base and progresses to the point. The student may move to the various levels as needed. There are questions to test yourself about each study type, some helpful formulas related to the study types, a video demonstrating how to find each type of study, and a glossary of relevant terms.
The student may also click on the pyramid below to access the tutorial.
Evidence-based Nursing -- British Journal of Medicine (BJM)
The archive provides full text access to issues from 1995 (volume 1, issue #1 to 2005 (volume 8, issue #4). Use the Journals A to Z feature to locate whether full text access is available through another one of the library's databases.
If the article you seek is not available full text through a library database, please use the interlibrary loan service to request the article from another library. It typically takes 3 to 5 business days to get the article, and it will be delivered to you electronically via email.
Critical Appraisal Worksheets -- interactive forms for evaluating articles related to diagnosis, e-prognosis, harm, systematic reviews, and therapy (developed by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). Available in a variety of languages.
A short video produced by the Online Writing Lab (OWL), Purdue University defining the "what" and the "how" of a literature review. (4:56)
Locating instruments for research can sometimes be a daunting task. Here are few pointers to locate interview questions, questionnaires, surveys, pre-/posttests, etc.: