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Appraising Systematic Reviews

Download the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool and the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool located in the Student Resource Center under "Project & Practicum Resources."

Conduct a library search for two systematic reviews addressing this problem. Appraise the two systematic reviews using the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool.

After appraising and determining the Level of Evidence and Grade of Quality for your selected systematic reviews, summarize your findings on the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool.

Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool that includes your two systematic reviews as an attachment with your initial post. Also, include PDF versions of your selected two systematic reviews with your initial discussion post. Our faculty team will review both your two systematic reviews and Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool.

Analyze the evidence summary of the two systematic reviews to address the following.

Does the systematic review answer the research question? Explain your rationale.
Was the search comprehensive and reproducible?
Did each systematic review include a section addressing limitations and how they were addressed?
Based on this evidence summary, would you consider either or both of these systematic reviews as support for your selected practice problem? Explain your rationale

Please read the question carefully to answer all components. Our interactive discussion addresses the following course outcome:

Compare and contrast the differences and similarities of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method designs.
Analyze qualitative and quantitative data for the purposes of critical appraisal of evidence.
Appraise systematic reviews for translation science.
Synthesize literature relevant to practice problems.

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