Matrix due 2/1/18! Help me please!

Topic for Literature Review Matrix: Evidence based practice relating to articles about skin to skin contact for newborns

Review Matrix:  Search for articles that address the clinical problem, the quality and cost issues, and the various evidence-based solutions. Use any scholarly database. You must specify search methods AND key words used. 

 Log of Search Strategies:  To stay organized, one keeps a record of search strategies.  This is the sole purpose of a log of search strategies- so we can see which terms are most effective and record where we have looked/not looked. This is an important piece of a literature review. Both the log and the matrix are submitted to the dropbox for an individual grade. 


Each student will find 6 appropriate articles. To receive full credit, you must submit a PDF version of the articles with your final matrix and search strategy log. 

Grading rubric for Literature Review Matrix

6 peer-reviewed journal articles or clinical practice guidelines from

professional organizations

• relating to the assigned topic

• saved in the requested format

• posted to dropbox by the posted deadline

[5 points each article] Without this step, the assignment will not be graded.

30 points

Summary of author credibility, references, and critique

[2.5 points for each article]

15 points/

Summary of key points of article

• type of article

• methods and setting

• findings

• limitations

• clinical significance

[5 points for each article]

30 points

References in correct APA format 10 points

Log of search strategies

• searches narrowed by terms and dates

• variety of databases used

15 points

Total 100


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