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Nursing - Houston

This LibGuide is intended to provide information to Nursing faculty, staff, and students on the Houston campus.

Evidence Based Practice PICO Worksheet

Use the EBP Worksheet above to define your research question using PICO(T).

Identify:
Problem
Intervention
Comparison Groups
Outcomes

Getting Published

There is much help to get your writing published!

See TWU library at https://twu.edu/library/scholarly-communication/ and http://libguides.twu.edu/oa

Find great  places to get published at Ulrich's Periodicals Directory at http://libguides.twu.edu/az.php?a=u

See the TMC Library help at http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/about.html

Faculty and Staff, see The Center for Faculty Excellence  with the mission at https://twu.edu/cfe/what-we-do/

See the UNT Gib Lewis Medical Library at http://library.hsc.unt.edu/content/publisher-evaluation-guidelines

Journal / Author Name Estimator (JA/NE) helps you find a reputable place to publish and more

Learn About Plagiarism, Databases & Library Research

  • Take Tutorials in Canvas on Avoiding Plagiarism and Library Research Here

  • Learn PubMed Database Searching Here

  • Learn the 2020 Version of PubMed Here

  • Learn RefWorks Bibliographic Citation Management Here

 

What is Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods in Research Data?

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.  See https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/communityengagement/pce_program_methods.html for some definitions. 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, hereMany 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. 

APA 6th ed and DOI Citations

The new American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual, (APA) 7th edition Introduction is available here: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition-introduction.pdf

January 2020, the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual became available.

This introduction outlines the differences between the 6th and 7th editions of APA Style, including, for example, the use of one space after a period at the end of a sentence (and not two spaces). The 7th edition is available in your TWU libraries now. There are e-books available for sale for some popular personal readers.

The APA 6th edition, published in 2010, was updated in 2012.  This update is available through TWU Libraries.

 

 EBMcalc Statistics Tools

STATISTICS  Tools

TDS STAT!Ref : EBMcalc

Here are medical formulas, decision tree analyses and clinical criteria sets.

To access these tools, login to the STAT!Ref database, then scroll down the screen to EBMcalc. Click on Introduction to get started

See resources including Unit conversions (Area, Basic Unit, Benzodiazepine dosing, Energy, etc.), Math Calculator, Allowable Blood Loss, Cardiac Output, Estimated Blood Volume, Apgar Score, Caprini DVT Risk Score, Gupta Perioperative Risk Estimate and more.

Tools include the following and MORE:


Medical Equations:
  - Bayesian Statistics I & II MultiCalc

  - Confidence Interval of Survey
  - False Negative Rate from Sensitivity and
     Prevalence

  - Kappa Measurement of Inter-observer
      Agreement

  - Likelihood Ratio of Positive from Raw Data
  - Negative Predictive Value of a Test
  - Odds Ratio and Relative Risk
  - Risk Education / Number Needed to Treat
  - Survey Sample Size with Population Correction
  - Z Score to Percentile Estimation, etc.

  EBP Pyramid - Filtered

EBM Pyramid
Filtered / UnFiltered

ebmpyramid.org

  Evidence Pyramid

healthlinks.washington.eduCochrane Library Evidence Pyramid:

 

My Government Representatives

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:

 

Library Purchasing

Your suggestions for additions to TWU libraries is valued and welcomed. Purchasing materials for Nursing in Houston includes new books, journal subscriptions, 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 .

  

Take a Nap!

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

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Former ARC Library Student Assistant and MOTS Ms Kristen McManus demonstrates the nap pod use