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
• 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.
Summary of author credibility, references, and critique
[2.5 points for each article]
Summary of key points of article
• type of article
• methods and setting
• clinical significance
[5 points for each article]
References in correct APA format 10 points
Log of search strategies
• searches narrowed by terms and dates
• variety of databases used