Assignment: Searching for research
Assignment: Searching for research evidence
When you decide to purchase a new car, you first decide what is
important to you. If mileage and dependability are the important
factors, you will search for data focused more on these factors
and less on color options and sound systems.
The same holds true when searching for research evidence to
guide your clinical inquiry and professional decisions. Developing
a formula for an answerable, researchable question that
addresses your need will make the search process much more
effective. One such formula is the PICO(T) format.
In this Discussion, you will transform a clinical inquiry into a
searchable question in PICO(T) format, so you can search the
electronic databases more effectively and efficiently. You will
share this PICO(T) question and examine strategies you might use
to increase the rigor and effectiveness of a database search on
your PICO(T) question.
Review the materials offering guidance on using databases,
performing keyword searches, and developing PICO(T) questions
provided in the Resources.
Review the Resources for guidance and develop a PICO(T)
question of interest to you for further study.