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Module 8: General Findings and Observations


Overview of Module 8

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I.  Review of General Findings

a. Overall, does the research answer our question of interest?
b. Is there a great deal of research related to our question of interest?
c. Which types of research are missing (e.g., population of interest)?

II.  Review of Research Found

a. Start with research syntheses
b. Move to individual research articles and other pieces

III. Research synthesis and summary handouts

a. General overview of the research question or hypothesis
b. How recent is the evidence?
c. Main findings
d. What is the general quality of the evidence?
e. How well does it fit?





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