Advanced Research Methods

  • PhD

NURS 554

This course involves intensive inquiry into research design issues relevant to nursing and health research, including the conduct of interdisciplinary research. It addresses issues in quantitative and qualitative research, and extends the discussion to consider the design and conceptual complexities of mixed methods. The course offers an integrated approach to considering the relationships between research questions, design, methods, and reporting of data from multiple sources. The course is designed to be an interactive seminar. Prerequisites: NURS 580, NURS 548 and NURS 549 or equivalent


  • Evaluate the contribution of diverse disciplinary knowledge, values, and traditions in the conduct of interdisciplinary research
  • Critically analyze the relationship between research designs and research questions
  • Critically analyze research design problems related to various methodologies, and propose potential solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instrument development and evaluation process
  • Critically analyze the complexities involved in using diverse research methods and reporting results from multiple sources
  • Evaluate the quality/validity/utility of findings from quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research

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