Classification of Research: Levels of Evidence in the Scientific Literature of Health Sciences

Classification of Research ~Levels of Evidence The classification of research and the terms ‘Levels of Evidence’ along with more recent ‘Evidence Based Guidelines’ were discussed as far back as the mid-1960’s and continued into the 1980’s. The conversation was an attempt to standardize and formalize the classification of research information used across disciplines. The process changed [...]

Literature Reviews: Part 2 ~ Step By Step

Literature Reviews: A How-To Part 2 Step by Step This week’s post is Part 2 in our topic of literature reviews. Part 2 is a 6 Step process for completing literature reviews and will help you break down the process so you can effectively work away without being too overwhelmed. We decided to divide this topic into [...]

Parts of the Scientific Method

Parts of The Scientific Method This post will detail the specific parts of the scientific method. Our previous post titled: What is Research?  clearly specified that research was a systematic process. We also emphasized that scientific research (the way we do research) required precise procedures as a critical component of scientific research. We previously discussed what [...]

Characteristics of Research

Characteristics of Research Our topic is characteristics of research. Previously, our question ‘What is Research’? stated that ‘research is a systematic process’, but what does a systematic process look like in a scientific research study? The type of research method or the way in which we go about doing research using very precise methods is [...]

What is Research? Using a Systematic Approach

What is Research? What is research? In research, our ideas, thoughts and the existing knowledge of others come together and incorporate various types of research activities to create our overall shared body of research information or knowledge. Generally, our research knowledge is acquired using a systematic approach to investigate and answer a specific research question. [...]