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Research Report Appraisal: How Much Understanding is Enough?

Lipscomb, Martin ORCID: (2013) Research Report Appraisal: How Much Understanding is Enough? In: 17th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS). Genes, Neurons, and Nurses: Implications of 21st Century Science for Nursing Care, 7th - 9th September 2013, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta USA.

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When appraising research papers, how much understanding is enough? More specifically, in deciding whether the results of research can be used to inform practice, do appraisers need to substantively understand how findings are derived or is it sufficient simply to grasp that suitable analytic techniques were chosen and used by researchers? This paper explores an important but under examined aspect of research report appraisal. It is suggested that if – prior to use – a significant degree of understanding is required by appraisers of the processes that produce research findings, then assumptions about appraiser competence and the feasibility of current UK conceptions of evidence based practice are destabilized.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: nursing, research report appraisal
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Martin Lipscomb
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 08:05
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:08

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