Research Procedures in Nursing Practice

Emphasis is on accessing, analyzing and critiquing research in scientific literature to determine implications for practice. The importance of evidence based practice in relation to patient outcomes is examined.  Specific elements of the research process including problem identification, literature review, variables, research design, sampling concepts, data collection, data analysis and interpretation are explored.  Critical evaluation of research studies and the development of a research proposal including a review of the literature and design method will be included.