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NUPR 532 Appraising Quantitative Evidence: Research Designs and Methodologies I 2.0 Credits

This course addresses the quantitative research paradigm, focusing on the understanding of rigorous, well-constructed studies to inform evidence-based nursing. The research process and its major components are examined to prepare students for critically appraising quantitative studies. Students learn to identify threats to validity and to recognize Type 1 and 2 errors. Course content assists in accurately identifying research study designs to ensure critical appraisal tools are used to make decisions about the applicability and utility. Theoretical consistency is examined and high-frequency concerns, including power analyses, sampling plans, instrumentation selection, reliability and validity, are reviewed to prepare students to appraise, synthesize and apply research findings to practice problems.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NUPR 531 [Min Grade: B]

MSN: Public Health Nursing

http://catalog.drexel.edu/graduate/collegeofnursingandhealthprofessions/publichealthnursingmsn/

...the prefix Nursing (NURS, NUPR), Interprofessional Studies (IPS...561 3.0 NURS 532 3.0 Elective...

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