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Nursing: Types of Studies and Study Design

This guide highlights nursing and related resources and services for the UA community.

Methods of Research

 

Adapted from Dr. Alessia Zanin-Yost, Slippery Rock University, Bailey Library.

Tools or Checklists to Help Appraise Research Articles

 

STUDY DESIGN/METHODOLOGY EXAMPLES OF APPRAISING TOOL/CHECKLISTS
Systematic Reviews Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
FRISBE (Follow-up, Randomization and concealed allocation, Intention-to-Treat, Similar baseline characteristics, Blinding, Equal treatment, Equivalence to your patient)
Cohort Studies Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
Case Control Studies Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
Qualitative studies Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
Diagnostic Studies Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
   

 

References and Credits

 

Xiong GL, Adams J. FRISBEE: Does the study fly in the face of evidence
based medicine? The Journal of Family Practice. 2007 Dec; 6(12). Available from:
http://www.jfponline.com/Pages.asp?AID=5760