Assignment: Literature Review Matrix

Assignment: Literature Review Matrix

This Assignment expands upon the work you have been conducting for this week’s Discussion on “Searching and Critiquing the Evidence” (See attached file) . For this Assignment, you will conduct a search for literature on your selected practice problem. A Literature Review Matrix template will be used to identify gaps in the literature (See attached file).
To prepare:

  • Consider the practice problem you addressed in this week’s Discussion. (You may select a new issue if necessary, but it is not recommended.) (See attached file)
  • Review the guidelines in the Literature Review Matrix, included in the Learning Resources. Formulate a research question around your issue as indicated in Part I. Then complete Part II of the Matrix, identifying the resources you will use, search terms and criteria, and Boolean search strings.
  • Using the Walden Library, locate 10 articles related to your research question. At least one article must be a systematic review. All of the articles should be primary sources. NOTE: If appropriate, you may use the four articles you reviewed for this week’s Discussion.

By Day 4 of this Week
1)       Complete Part I and Part II of the Literature Review Matrix template.
2)       Complete Part III of the Literature Review Matrix.
3)       In your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing literature, note the appropriate use of the theoretical frameworks.
4)       Complete Part IV addressing the influence of empiricism on quantitative methodology.
Walden Library Webinars:
 Conducting a Literature Search on a Clinical Research Question. Retrieved from:
Evidence-Based Health Research Retried from:
 Introduction to Health Science Research. Retrieved from:
 Medical Research: Finding Reviews. Retrieved from:
 Medical Research: Finding Studies by Type. Retrieved from:
Medical Research: Health Policies and Legal Cases. Retrieved from:
Recommended Webinars:
 Webinars on Library Skills. Retrieved from:
Evidence Based Practice for NURS 6052. Retrieved from:
Required Readings
Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Chapter 3, “Introduction to Quantitative Research”
Chapter 3 provides an overview of quantitative research, the concepts associated with this type of research, and different quantitative research designs.
Chapter 4, “Introduction to Qualitative Research”
Chapter 4 describes the philosophy of qualitative research and provides examples of how it is used in nursing research. Understanding the basic principles of quantitative and qualitative research is necessary to effectively critique research literature.
Chapter 7, “Review of Relevant Literature”
Chapter 7 examines the process of preparing for a literature review to support research efforts.
Chapter 13, “Outcomes Research”
Moran, K., Burson, R., & Conrad, D. (2017). The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Review Chapter 6, “Developing the Scholarly Project”
Armola, R., Bourgault, A., Halm, M., Board, R., Bucher, L., Harrington, L., & … Medina, J. (2009). AACN levels of evidence: What’s new? Critical Care Nurse, 29(4), 70–73. doi: 10.4037/ccn2009969
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
This article provides a hierarchical evidence rating system which can be used as a guide to determine the quality and level of evidence presented in different types of research studies.
Elkins, M. Y. (2010). Using PICO and the brief report to answer clinical questions. Nursing, 40(4), 59–60. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000369871.07714.39
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
The article explains how to use the PICO method to develop clinical questions.

"Our Prices Start at $11.99. As Our First Client, Use Coupon Code GET15 to claim 15% Discount This Month!!"

Save your time - order a paper!

Get your paper written from scratch within the tight deadline. Our service is a reliable solution to all your troubles. Place an order on any task and we will take care of it. You won’t have to worry about the quality and deadlines

Order Paper Now