17 terms

exam 1 ppt 3

-image or symbolic representation of an abstract idea
-describes and names an object or phenomenon abstractly
-set of 2 or more interrelated concepts that present a systematic view of a phenomenon for the purpose of explaining and making predictions
conceptual/theoretical framework
-abstract/logical structure of meaning that guides the development of a study
-basis for development of research questions or hypotheses
-often illustrated in a diagram
conceptual framework
-consists of concepts pulled together as a map for a study
-system of ideas synthesized to guide a study
theoretical framework
-structure of concepts that exists (tested) and is a ready made map for a study
framework functions
-clarifies concepts
-identifies and states underlying assumptions of a study
-specifies relationships amont and between concepts
conceptual definition
-general meaning
-comparable to dictionary definition but goes beyond
-provides theoretical meaning of a variable or concept
operational definition
-method used to measure a concept
-specifies how the concept will be measured and procedures and operations necessary to measure it
-when a concept is linked to a measurement it is a variable
researcher perspective
-develop the knowledge foundation necessary to design a sound study
-generates research questions and hypotheses
consumer perspective
-answer a clinical question or solve a problem to improve patient outcomes
researcher lit review
-identifies a theoretical or conceptual framework
-discovers what is known and not known to refine the research ?
-assists in the design and methods to be used
-allows interpretation and discussion
consumer lit review
-identifies, gathers, critically appraises and synthesizes evidence
-assesses the usefulness of the evidence in changing practice
-develops evidence based practice projects
primary sources
-written by the person who conducted the study, developed the theory, or prepared a scholarly discussion
-should constitute most of the lit review
secondary sources
-sources write about or present another author's original work
-good for beginners
print indexes
-needed for sources not available in online databases
peer reviewed/ refereed journal
-panel of scholars review submitted manuscripts
-review are blind to promote objectivity
literature review should...
-develop a strong knowledge base
-determine what is known and unknown
-determine gaps, consistencies, and inconsistencies
-generate useful research ?s
-determine an appropriate research design, methods, and analysis for answering the research ?s
-determine the need for replication of a study
-generate clinical ?s that guide dvelopment of EBP