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Researching in Nursing and Allied Health

A research guide for students in MJC's Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and other Allied Health programs.

Defining Scholarly Sources

Scholarly sources are best described as:

Defining Scholarly Sources
Ariticles written by experts and aimed at students: 1 votes (11.11%)
Articles written by experts and aimed at other experts: 4 votes (44.44%)
Articles written by professional journalists for an educated public: 4 votes (44.44%)
Any article in a publication with "Journal" in its title: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 9

Case Studies

Case studies may be best described as:

Case Studies
Articles that summarize and analyze several studies on a topic: 2 votes (33.33%)
Articles that analyze and draw conclusions on a particular patient/situation.: 4 votes (66.67%)
Articles that express the professional opinion of one or more people in a field: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6

The Best Sources for Medical Research

Which types of sources are best for researching in nursing and allied health? (choose only one)

The Best Sources for Medical Research
Scholarly sources only: 0 votes (0%)
Substantive sources only: 0 votes (0%)
Popular sources only: 0 votes (0%)
Mainly scholarly sources, with some substantive sources when allowed by instructor or needed for clarity: 5 votes (83.33%)
Any sources as long as they are relevant and recent: 1 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 6

Review Articles

Review articles can best be described as:

Review Articles
Articles that present the results of an original experiment: 0 votes (0%)
Articles that summarize and evaluate multiple studies on a particular topic: 5 votes (83.33%)
Articles that focus in-depth on one particular patient/situation: 1 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 6

Research Studies

Research studies can best be described as:

Research Studies
Sources that summarize and evaluate existing research on a particular topic: 2 votes (33.33%)
The opinion of a professional within a particular field: 0 votes (0%)
Original tests/experiements where methods and results are clearly defined: 4 votes (66.67%)
An in-depth analysis of a particular patient: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6

Research Tools

Good sources of information for research in nursing and allied health can be found in:

Research Tools
Online and print books: 0 votes (0%)
Journal articles found in databases: 1 votes (14.29%)
Journal articles found on the Web: 0 votes (0%)
All of the above: 6 votes (85.71%)
Total Votes: 7