Nursing Discuss Board Questions
In this DB, you will synthesize the four research articles about your topic discussed in Modules 1 & 2. A synthesis includes an analysis of the aggregate of articles, not the individual articles. e.g. clustering and interrelating ideas from the studies to form an overall representation of the conceptual definitions, descriptions, interventions, instruments, and strengths and weaknesses of the body of knowledge represented by the articles. See the examples in Chapter 7 (in particular, Synthesizing Sources and Discussion of Empirical Literature) and Chapter 18 related to
Quantitative Research in Gray, Grove, & Sutherland (2017). This is a discussion, not a paper! Be succinct and refer to the questions below.
Use the following questions to synthesize your four articles:
1. What are the conclusions drawn from the articles in relation to your topic?
2. Identify similarities and differences of the studies. These may include a discussion of the samples, research designs, and findings, for
3. Are there conflicting findings among the articles?
TEXTBOOK: Gray, J., Grove, S. & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burn’s and Grove’s The practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and
generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN 978- 0-323-37758-4