NURS 640: Advanced Research Methods
This is the initial course in the research sequence of the DNP program and builds on the student’s knowledge and experience in research with the emphasis on clinical application using a variety of models. The diverse levels of preparation among the students will be addressed with a review of qualitative and quantitative methods including problem identification, levels of research, design, data collection and strategies for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. This content is the foundation for the discussion of a variety of research models and designs used for specific purposes.
The major goal of this course is to assist students in identifying a research/capstone question and problem statement. This is the initial step in that process and the student will have the opportunity to refine and revise the question and problem statement as they progress through the Capstone sequence.