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.