Seeking, Reviewing and Reporting on Healthcare Simulation Research
On commencing any research project, a vital step is to conduct a thorough review of the literature. Over the last decade, healthcare simulation has matured as a distinct research field. However, the conceptual underpinnings for many areas of research within the field can be found in journals of other disciplines. This underscores the importance of adopting a broad search strategy when investigating literature that might aid with a current research question. In this chapter, we discuss how to seek and critically appraise the literature in healthcare simulation.
KeywordsResearch Healthcare simulation Literature review Critical appraisal Search strategy Levels of evidence Validity Generalizability reporting guidelines