• Review the Resources and identify a clinical issue of interest that can form the basis of a clinical inquiry. Keep in mind that the clinical issue you identify for your research will stay the same for the entire course. 
  • Based on the clinical issue of interest and using keywords related to the clinical issue of interest, search at least four different databases in the Walden Library to identify at least four relevant peer-reviewed articles related to your clinical issue of interest. You should not be using systematic reviews for this assignment, select original research articles.
  • Review the results of your peer-reviewed research and reflect on the process of using an unfiltered database to search for peer-reviewed research.
  • Reflect on the types of research methodologies contained in the four relevant peer-reviewed articles you selected.

Part 1: Identifying Research Methodologies

After reading each of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected, use the Matrix Worksheet template to analyze the methodologies applied in each of the four peer-reviewed articles. Your analysis should include the following:

  • The full citation of each peer-reviewed article in APA format.
  • A brief (1-paragraph) statement explaining why you chose this peer-reviewed article and/or how it relates to your clinical issue of interest, including a brief explanation of the ethics of research related to your clinical issue of interest.
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the aims of the research of each peer-reviewed article.
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the research methodology used. Be sure to identify if the methodology used was qualitative, quantitative, or a mixed-methods approach. Be specific.
  • A brief (1- to 2-paragraph) description of the strengths of each of the research methodologies used, including reliability and validity of how the methodology was applied in each of the peer-reviewed articles you selected.

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Matrix Worksheet Template

Use this document to complete
Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment, 

Evidence-Based Project, Part 1: Identifying Research Methodologies

Full

citation
of selected article

Article #1

Article #2

Article #3

Article #4


Why
you chose this article and/or

how it relates
to the clinical issue of interest (include a brief

explanation of the ethics
of research related to your clinical issue of interest)

Brief

description of the aims
of the research of each peer-reviewed article









Brief description of the

research methodology
used Be sure to identify if the methodology used was

qualitative
,

quantitative
, or a

mixed-methods
approach. Be specific.









A brief description of the

strengths
of each of the research methodologies used, including

reliability
and

validity
of how the methodology was applied in each of the peer-reviewed articles you selected.

General Notes/Comments

Matrix Worksheet Template

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