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Respiratory Care: Introduction to Research: Overview

An Introduction to research practice for respiratory care students.

What is a literature search?

A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.

Why do we do literature searches?

  • Create research proposals
  • Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
  • To make a clinical decision
  • Gather information for presentations

Skills for Life

Learning efficient and effective search skills is useful

  • To answer everyday clinical questions
  • To find background information for research
  • To stay current in your area of expertise
  • To build personal confidence and
  • To ensure professional competence
 
As a result, you will gain a LIFELONG LEARNING SKILL FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE AND RESEARCH.