Oct 23, 2019  
2009-2010 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog with Addendum 
    
2009-2010 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 574 - Nursing Research I: Methods

(Cr: 3)
Further expands the graduate student’s previous knowledge of research. The goal of this course is to prepare graduates to conduct and apply evidence-based research to their practice. Students will compare and contrast action research methodology with other forms of research, identify factors that influence research design and control, development of empirical questions from theory, construction of survey instruments, statistical or qualitative analysis, and the interpretation of results. Emphasis will be to critique existing research and to plan future research. Students will learn to appraise the literature critically, determine the strength of evidence presented in the research literature and use multiple sources of information to identify a problem, methodological process, and strategies of measurement and scaling properties of research instrument. Students will select an appropriate research topic for a given type of research design and submit a written report of the research proposal on a specified topic.