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Systematic Reviews

As we learned in this module Systematic Reviews differ from Literature Reviews in that Systematic Reviews use a multitude of articles to review a specific topic. Learning the importance of, and ability to access them, will benefit you greatly as you move forward in your career. Systematic Reviews can help you stay current in your field and allow you to review a great deal of new research information that is constantly entering the field.

Please go to the COCHRANE REVIEWS (abstract and summaries) using the link below. Look around this extremely interesting site and see if you can find a Systematic Review that relates in some way to the research problem you identified in Module 1.

If you are unable to find a COCHRANE REVIEW (abstract and summaries) that relates in some way to your proposed experiment, locate a COCHRANE REVIEW (abstract and summaries) that interests you. Be sure to tell us why you are choosing a new topic that differs from your first module post.

Do NOT buy the full review

Go to the COCHRANE REVIEWS website and click on the Browse free summaries link: http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews

Please POST your answers to the following questions. All questions must be answered for full credit. Remember to provide citations and references.

1. What were you curious about on the Problems posting forum in Module 1? OR what health care topic interests you, and why you chose a new topic?

2. Which Cochrane Review did you choose to read?

3. What were the findings of this systematic review?

4. What do these findings mean to you?

5. To conclude your posting on this topic, please post the URL that will take us directly to the review you assessed.

This course is about recognizing and using evidence. So, in order to earn full points, you will need to support each of your postings with the appropriate evidence.

  • Complete your original post by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, EST.
  • Complete at least one peer reply by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, EST.
  • Remember that responses to instructor comments do not count toward the minimum post requirements.
  • Failure to meet the assignment instructions, submit posts in a timely manner, respond to an instructor comment, or provide citations/references for all source material will result in a loss of points.
  • Do not use quoted or copied material.

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