NSG456 University of Phoenix Absence of Evidence Paper

Assignment Content: Finding Evidence


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Evidence that supports a conclusion is part of the research process. Literature reviews often accompany research papers in the form of a summary and synthesis of the published information about the research topic. Although this week’s assignment is not a literature review, it is designed to familiarize you with the practice of finding appropriate sources and information on a topic.

Find three original research articles that apply to your research topic. The articles must be

-peer reviewed,

-recent (published within 5 years), and

-statistically significant.

Write a 260-word summary of each article in which you identify


-independent variable(s),

-dependent variable(s),

-methods, and


Determine whether these articles are suitable for inclusion in a literature review for your research topic.

-If they are not, explain why.

-If they are, explain how the information can be used to inform practice.

Compile all summaries in one document.

Include a PDF of and APA citation for each article.

Assignment Content: Absence of Evidence


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Clinical decision-making requires critical thinking and is essential to forming a solid conclusion when evidence does not exist.

Consider the following question with your Learning Team:

-On what do you rely in the absence of evidence?

Submit a 260-word initial response that includes at least one related article to support your position.Bottom of Form

(Please add 1 citation within the paper and cite using APA format).


On a separate page:

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Review Figure 1-3, on page 24, in Understanding Nursing Research. Why it is important to employ the highest level of available research evidence in clinical decision making?

(Please add 1 citation within the paper and cite using APA format).