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EBP Research Process
Ask a Question
- Get to know your topic
- Ask yourself the 5 W's and H: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? (Who are the stakeholders? What is the issue/problem/concern/innovation? Where and When will it/does it occur? Why is it important? How will you propose to address it?)
- Do background research to make sure you have a solid foundation
- Create a research question to guide your search
Appraise the Evidence
- Critically appraise the evidence/research you found: what methodologies were used? How was the data analyzed and reported? Are the conclusions supported by the data?
- Consider what the evidence means in your situation, related to your stakeholders and their needs, and how it may be best implemented
- How did it work? Did you see results that created the outcomes you were trying to achieve? Do you need to adjust the implementation? Do you need a different solution?
Portions of the content on this page comes from the Arizona State University Exercise & Wellness LibGuide. Permission was obtained to share the above information on this LibGuide.