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Appraising Quantitative Research

Download the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool and the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool. (attached).

Select one of the eight practice problems that burden the overall health of the United States*use as the previous week (substance abuse disorders). Conduct a library search for one quantitative research study addressing this problem. Appraise the quantitative research study using the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool.

After appraising and determining the Level of Evidence and Grade of Quality for your selected quantitative study, summarize your findings. Transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool. Complete each column including specific details about the quantitative study.

Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and your quantitative research study as an attachment with your initial post. Also, include a permalink for your selected quantitative research study with your initial discussion post. Confirm the link allows access to the full-text study article. Our faculty team will review both your research study and Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and provide guidance.

Analyze the evidence summary of the selected quantitative research study to address the following.

1- Does the research design answer the research question? Explain your rationale.

2- Were the study sample participants representative? Why or why not?

3- Compare and contrast the study limitations in this study.

4- Based on this evidence summary, would you consider this quantitative research study as support for your selected practice problem? Explain your rationale.

Instructions:

Use an APA 7 style and a minimum of 200 words. Provide support from a minimum of at least three (3) scholarly sources. The scholarly source needs to be: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) Sources should be no more than five years old (published within the last 5 years), and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA 7 style standards apply. 

• Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources. 

• Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website,s or blogs should not be used. Search (CINAHL, MEDLINE, PSYCHINFO) Google is not a scientific search engine.