About the EBR Tool

Technological advances have changed how students and faculty access information.

Research suggests both groups may overestimate their research and critical thinking skills in acquiring and judging the trustworthiness of the scientific literature.

The EBR tool is designed to guide the user on how to do research about research. Completing all 10 steps in the EBR Tool will guide the user to formulate a researchable question, systematically search the peer-reviewed scientific literature, appraise the studies located, extract, analyze, and synthesize the evidence located to produce what is known as an “Integrated Research Review” (IRR) report.  Many IRR’s are publishable  and may significantly contribute to the diffusion of evidence-based practice to improve clinical care.

Integrative Research Review poster archive.

Dr. JoAnn Long, RN, PhD, NEA-BC joann.long@lcu.edu
Paula Gannaway MLS, MEd paula.gannaway@lcu.edu

Advisors: Dr. Kathleen Stevens, Dr. Cindy Ford, Dr. Cathy Box, Dr. Jeana Culbert

The authors acknowledge the support for the project study provided by EquipLCU small grant.
We are also grateful for the LCU Marcom team for their web design expertise.

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Dhakal P, Long, J.D. (2017) Enhancing EBP skills of RN-BSN students through academic mentoring in independent study. Worldviews of Evidence Based Nursing. 2017 Aug; 14(4):334-335. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12210.  PMID: 28226186

Long JD, Gannaway P, Ford C, Doumit R, Zeeni N, Sukkarieh-Haraty O, Milane A, Byers B, Harrison L, Hatch D, Brown J, Proper S, White P, Song H.  (2016) Effectiveness of a Technology-Based Intervention to Teach Evidence-Based Practice: The EBR Tool. Worldviews of Evidence Based Nursing. 2016 Feb; 13(1):59-65. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12132.  PMID:26773417

Long, JoAnn D.; Doumit, Rita; Gannaway, Paula; Ford, Cindy. (2014) Outcomes of an Evidence-Based Research (EBR) Tool to teach online research and critical thinking skills  http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335375