Professor feedback Prompt: What study designs were used to collect the data in each study? Were they observational (longitudinal or cross sectional) or experimental? Were those methods appropriate?
Personal or Professional Situation: Remember for journal assignments to connect the prompt to your personal/professional situation. For example, do the strengths/limitations of the methods used in these studies impact how you would apply the studies in the context of your work?
In this journal, examine the methods section of each article. Completing a table will help you see similarities and differences. Be sure to address these specific critical elements:Use this section to compare and contrast the methods used in the articles you selected with an eye to assessing the quality and limitations of the findings and informing future research. Specifically, you should:
Analyze a difference and similarity in the methods chosen with respect to the health question being addressed in the selected articles. Explain your answer using evidence from the articles selected and information you have learned in the course.
Assess a strength and limitation of the different approaches used in the articles you selected. Explain your answer using evidence from the articles you selected and information you have learned in the course.