This assignment help is designed to assist you with your Assignment 1
Synthesising primary research studies
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Begin by clarifying the assessment requirements. Read the assignment instructions and marking criteria supplied on your course site. The video below explains more about writing assignments at uni.
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You should critically evaluate all resources found to determine their appropriateness for your assignment. The video below explains more.
Primary research provides direct evidence, reporting original research, studies, or experiments and includes a hypothesis, methodology and results. Primary studies will need to be scrutinized more heavily, as they have not undergone any form of pre-appraisal.
The evidence that you can use to appraise primary research is found primarily in the methods section of a published study. The article abstract may also include some of this information. This is where the investigators address the issue of bias, both conscious and unconscious.
When evaluating the relevance of a potential primary research study, the following should be considered:
Types of Primary research:
Watch the videos below to learn more about appraising different types of studies.
Critical appraisal is a process to evaluate research evidence for bias, findings in the study and for relevance. This is essential for Evidence Based Practice in health sciences.