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What is research, and what is qualitative versus quantitative research? What is mixed methods research? Many different homework assignments ask the student to locate qualitative research or quantitative research articles. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/communityengagement/pce_program_methods.html The British Library has a site describing qualitative research. Also, the US PubMed Central data source has an article describing qualitative research. Mixed methods research, a combination of different types of research, can be studied at a US National Institutes of Health information source here. Different governmental entities describe and support qualitative and quantitative research, including Australia, as described in their National Health and Medical Research Council site, here. Many resources throughout the world concern themselves with ethical research conduct, including how to carefully manage individuals who are the subject of research and clinical trials (see NIH Clinical Research Trials and You). The US National Institutes of Health and also the Australian government display a National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, and the UK government has much information concerning the National Health Service Health Research Authority and more.
Health Statistics Portals/Gateways
STAT!Ref : MedCalc 3000
A unique computerized tools for clincians, medical educators, nurses, and healthcare students.
These tools are to be used when performing original research or when evaluating the validity of research data published in the literature.
To access these tools, login to the STAT!Ref database, then click on the Resources tab. Go to the Specialty Pages link, then select Medical Equations.
STAT!Ref database > Resources tab >
MedCalc 3000 > Specialty Pages link
Tools include the following and MORE:
- Bayesian Statistics I & II MultiCalc
- Confidence Interval of Survey
- False Negatiave Rate from Sensitivity and
- Kappa Measurement of Inter-observer
- Likelihood Ratio of Positive from Raw Data
- Negative Predictive Value of a Test
- Odds Ratio and Relative Risk
- Risk Reducation / Number Needed to Treat
- Survey Sampe Size with Population Correction
- Z Score to Percentile Estimation, etc.
Filtered / UnFiltered
Cochrane Library Evidence Pyramid:
Your library liaison for Nursing in Houston is the person who helps manage what new materials are selected to be added to the TWU libraries collections. The ARC traditionally receives video streaming, DVD, mixed media kits, and other media materials. Information on the process is at http://www.twu.edu/downloads/library/acq-manual.pdf and at http://www.twu.edu/downloads/library/Library_Liaison_Group_2016-2017.pdf and indicates that the 2016 Nursing Library Liaison is Dr. Joyce Ennis 82-6608 email@example.com, so contact her when your Houston faculty wish additions to the ARC.
To find out who represents you locally, statewide and at the Federal level: You can connect with those who represent you and give them your hopes and opinions:
There is much help to get your writing published!
See the TWU library at http://twu.edu/library/scholarlycommunication.asp
See the TMC Library help at http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/about.html
See the UNT Gib Lewis Medical Library at http://library.hsc.unt.edu/content/publisher-evaluation-guidelines
Use the EBP Worksheet below to define your research question using PICO(T).
TWU Libraries, in conjunction with the Student Union, Student Services and Student Life, have a nap pod for you to use for 20 minute power naps in the ARC.Former ARC Library Student Assistant and MOTS Ms Kristen McManus demostrates the nap pod use. Reserve the nap pod at http://libguides.twu.edu/c.php?g=539688&p=3973003.Click on the Houston nap pod button, and you can have a 20 minute power nap to enjoy peaceful, restful sleep.