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EBP for undergrads: Understanding health research

Guide to evidence-based practice resources for students

Understanding health research

  • Study types - how can you potentially determine what a study is if it's not stated?

Finding and using journal abbreviations

Some referencing styles for health require the use of journal abbreviations (e.g. Vancouver), while others require the full journal title (e.g. APA 7th).

To look up either version of the journal title, go to the NLM Catalogue journals search and type in the details you have (ISSN also works) to see the full record with the journal information.

Qualitative versus quantitative research?

Methods for conducting research change depending on what is being considered and the data that needs to be collected.

Our Research Methods guide covers the differences between Qualitative and Quantitative research, and how a combination of the two (Mixed Methods) can be employed. The guide also includes strategies for finding research using the different approaches.

You can also access the ebook below for more information:

Types of research used for EBP

Sage Research Methods Online

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