Methods in Nursing Science (3)

  • MSN
  • PhD

NURS 552

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad overview of methods of scholarly inquiry. The course will focus on key elements of research and evaluation including identifying a focus of inquiry, identifying a target population/area, data collection methods, data analytic methods, and ethics related to scholarly inquiry. Topics covered will include qualitative and quantitative study designs, survey designs, program/initiative evaluation, policy analysis, and data collection via interviews, focus groups, and observation.


▪ Understand principles of qualitative and quantitative research and other forms of scholarly inquiry
▪ Articulate the basis for design choice as applied to a specific research question/hypothesis
▪ Identify researchable problems and build logical arguments that justify a focus of inquiry
▪ Understand the key elements of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method designs including sampling, data collection, and data analysis
▪ Describe methods for policy analysis, program evaluation, and survey designs
▪ Examine interdisciplinary aspects of health research and evaluation
▪ Understand ethical issues in research and scholarly inquiry

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