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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152932
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Systematic or Integrative Review as Research Project for Graduate Study
Abstract:
Systematic or Integrative Review as Research Project for Graduate Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Minnie, Karin (CS), PhD, RN, RM
P.I. Institution Name:North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Title:Senior Lecturer
Co-Authors:Christa Van der Walt, PhD, MEd, MSocSc, BArtSc, BEd, RN, RM; Greta Cummings, PhD, MEd, BNSc, RN; Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Systematic review is an established way to identify best evidence regarding effectiveness of specific interventions. The synthesized evidence can then be used to inform clinical practice or form the basis for best practice guidelines. Integrative literature reviews are often used to establish the state of the science relative to a specific phenomenon.  The structured process followed in such reviews (searching, finalizing the sample through critical appraisal, data-extraction, summarizing/synthesizing and drawing conclusions) corresponds largely to the research process. To execute reviews, the student must understand research methodology generally and research methods specifically?particularly design, rigor, data quality and data analysis, including statistics.  We found that in this process students learn more about research methodologies and methods that in many other teaching strategies. The specific purpose of the study was to explore and describe the experiences of students and their supervisors regarding the value and implications of using systematic or integrative reviews as research methods in graduate studies. Methods: In the last few years, three master's and two PhD students used systematic or integrative review as research methods for their research projects at our School of Nursing Science. All students and supervisors were asked to write reflective notes on their experiences, the value and practical considerations related to use of systematic or integrative review as method in research. Results: Analysis indicates that both students and supervisors find the use of reviews valuable, especially as way to learn about a variation of research studies through critical appraisal. Students found it the procedural methods more difficult than anticipated. Supervisors mentioned challenges like identifying examiners as not all researchers are yet familiar with using reviews as research methods. Conclusion: Systematic and integrative reviews can be promoted and used as research methods for Masters and Doctoral students. This can potentially lead to early publications in the thesis process to disseminate findings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSystematic or Integrative Review as Research Project for Graduate Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152932-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Systematic or Integrative Review as Research Project for Graduate Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Minnie, Karin (CS), PhD, RN, RM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Karin.Minnie@nwu.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christa Van der Walt, PhD, MEd, MSocSc, BArtSc, BEd, RN, RM; Greta Cummings, PhD, MEd, BNSc, RN; Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Systematic review is an established&nbsp;way to identify best evidence regarding&nbsp;effectiveness of&nbsp;specific interventions. The synthesized evidence can then be used to inform clinical practice or form the basis for best practice guidelines. Integrative literature reviews are often used to establish the state of the science relative to&nbsp;a specific phenomenon.&nbsp; The structured process followed in such reviews (searching, finalizing the sample through critical appraisal, data-extraction, summarizing/synthesizing and drawing conclusions) corresponds largely to the research process. To execute reviews, the student must understand research methodology generally and research methods specifically?particularly design, rigor, data quality and data analysis, including statistics.&nbsp; We found that in this process students learn more about research methodologies and methods that in many other teaching strategies. The specific purpose of the study was to explore and describe the experiences of students and their supervisors regarding the value and implications of using systematic or integrative reviews as research methods in graduate studies. Methods: In the last few years, three master's and two PhD students used systematic or integrative review as research methods for their research projects at our School of Nursing Science. All&nbsp;students and supervisors were asked to write reflective notes on their experiences, the value and practical considerations related to use of systematic or integrative review as method in research. Results: Analysis indicates that both students and supervisors find the use of reviews valuable, especially as way to learn about a variation of research studies through critical appraisal. Students found it the procedural methods more difficult than anticipated. Supervisors mentioned challenges like identifying examiners as not all researchers are yet familiar with using&nbsp;reviews as research methods. Conclusion: Systematic and integrative reviews can be promoted and used as research methods for Masters and Doctoral students. This can potentially lead to early publications in the thesis process to disseminate findings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:55:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:55:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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