The most common sampling method is the convenience sample; therefore, many of the studies that you find for evidence use this sampling method. What are the implications of using a convenience sample on the way that you interpret and use the findings?
Evaluate ethical and legal guidelines when obtaining sources of research-based evidence.
Identify sampling strategies found in sources of research-based evidence.
Compare sample characteristics to the target population in a study.
Evaluate the potential for scientific misconduct in reporting and publishing healthcare research.
Identify historical events influencing the development of codes of ethics and regulation of research.
Examine ethical principles guiding research on human subjects.