”Evidence Based Optometry" is a research guide that supports the Clinical Reasoning classes at the New England College of Optometry. The tutorial is sectioned off by class year. The OD1 section covers how to find professionally appropriate information, evaluate information found through Google, and identify study designs. OD2 provides information on creating a differential diagnosis using evidence-based medicine. The OD3 section re-visits the appraisal process of vetting scientific articles and demystifies the steps involved in reading a scientific study. The section for the students' final year, OD4, contains information on how to access resources after graduation and apply evidence-based optometry in clinic rotations. The research guide emphasizes the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frame by including a health information-focused CRAAP test and the evidence pyramid. It also emphasizes the “Research as Inquiry” frame as students learn how to craft background and foreground questions.
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The Evidenced-Based Practice lesson is mapped to the Research as Inquiry Frame and addresses how to match a clinical question to types of research evidence.
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This chapter from Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks focuses on the formalized and explicit instructor-librarian collaboration in a specialized section of technical writing, and how that partnership initiated curricular and pedagogical changes that brought the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing to the forefront of course design.
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