Instructions: Access the Canvas Assignment details to read the assigned consumer-oriented article and the related peer reviewed journal article. Consider also watching the YouTube video posted in the assignment for a 3rd perspective. Respond to the following questions and write your thoughts and ideas (2-5 sentences per question). These ideas will be used to stimulate discussion during your live workshop. Use a graduate level writing style, including full/complete sentences with APA-style citations. This worksheet will be submitted prior to your self-registered live workshop.
- Who is the targeted audience for each article?
- What is the main take-home message of each article? How do these messages compare?
- What do the authors report as “truth” and needs more research?
- What biases do you see for each article? (Refer to Davies and Logan (2022) Reading Research: Selection bias, Attrition bias, Measurement bias, Performance bias and/or Reporting bias)
- Is the consumer-oriented article an appropriate representation of the findings of the peer-reviewed article, or is the focus too narrow or broad? Provide examples from each article. For example, was one of the incidental findings of the peer-reviewed article blown out of proportion in the consumer-targeted message?
- Regarding the peer-reviewed article, is this research important? Why or why not? When choosing a scientific or health study to discuss with patients or clients, consider what’s being contributed to the research field. Does it represent a major advance? Does it change the way people think about a problem? Not all studies are important; if you think this study is not, explain why.
- Is the message over-generalized, or applied to a greater population than is reasonable? For example, did the authors conduct the study on a small sample, but the news-media article presents the findings as though they were applicable to all?
- Is the research statistically and/or clinically significant? Take care not to overstate the importance of the study. A finding that is statistically significant may not be clinically significant.
- What would you share with a client who brought the article to you? How would you respond? Consider Shared Decision Making in your response.