• Differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research methodologies 
  • Analyze the relationship between peer-reviewed articles and clinical issues
  • Analyze research ethics related to clinical issues and peer-reviewed research
  • Analyze the aims of research studies presented in peer-reviewed articles
  • Analyze research methodologies described in peer-reviewed articles
  • Analyze strengths, reliability, and validity of research methodologies in peer-reviewed research


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  • Chapter 2, “Asking Compelling Clinical Questions” (pp. 37–60)
  • Chapter 22, “Generating Evidence Through Quantitative and Qualitative Research” (pp. 731–776)
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