Evidence Based Practice

Please write responses to each of the questions (1a., 2a., 3a., and 3b.) listed below for Module 4 Discussion Board:

1. Chapter 2 in Polit and Beck (2020) examines using research as evidence for personal practice and for changing practice in specific settings using evidence based practice (EBP) models. Think about barriers that are associated with implementation of EBP either individually or at a unit /systems level. Please discuss the following question.

1 a.) What is one barrier that you have encountered or anticipate may occur with the implementation of EBP and what are some solutions to overcome that barrier?

2. Chapter 1 and 3 in Polit and Beck (2020) include information about the differences and similarities between quantitative and qualitative research methods. Consider the information about differences and similarities between quantitative and qualitative research methods and discuss the following question.

2 a.) Think about the positivist versus constructivist paradigm. From which perspective (positivist or constructivist paradigm) do you view the world? Explain why. How could the perspective (positivist or constructivist paradigm) in which you view the world influence your research in your practice setting?

3. As you review Chapter 7 in Polit and Beck (2020), particularly Box 7.3, the known aspects of Institutional Review Board (IRB) and safeguarding participants are included. Please discuss the following questions.

3 a.) When reading research, prior to taking this course, were you able to get a sense of the ethical aspects of the research?  Explain.

3 b.) After reviewing Chapter 7 in Polit and Beck (2020), speak to how, when reading a research study, you will now be more aware of thinking about 1) vulnerable groups inclusion as well as 2) which groups were omitted with or without a justifiable rationale being included.