One of the BIGGEST mistakes many Oak Point Students make when looking for articles for the first time is choosing a literature review as her/his article when the professor has asked for a research study.
Below is an example of a Literature Review:
Below is an example of a Research Study:
(look for abstract keywords: background, subjects, participants, method, conclusion, etc.)
What about identifying quantitative works verses qualitative works? Click on the PDF below for your viewing pleasure!
Ask yourself if the article you are reading falls into these categories. If so, they are evidence-based!
Studies can be descriptive (or observational), such as :
case reports (a detailed description of a single case)
case series (descriptions of groups of patients with a disease
cohort studies defined populations which are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics)
Studies can be evaluative (interventional), such as as:
randomized/controlled clinical trials (a clinical trial involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment)