Contemp Design & Meth INURSE-GN 3351, Credits, (Fall)
Students will examine and apply criteria used to develop and evaluate rigorous methodological designs. Current epistemological and methodological debates will be discussed. Both classic and alternative methodological approaches to answering research questions and generating evidence of significance to nursing science will be explored; the inherent strengths and limitations of various designs will be emphasized and analyzed. Design and sampling considerations for answering questions related to health disparities will be integrated throughout.