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NUPR 533 Appraising Qualitative Evidence: Research Designs and Methodologies II 2.0 Credits

This course addresses the qualitative research paradigm and focuses on developing students’ understanding of methodologically sound descriptive studies that contribute to evidence-based nursing practice. Naturalistic research study designs and methods are examined. Students explore strategies that ensure trustworthiness, including verification, audit trails, and, if appropriate, member and peer checks. Course content assists students in accurately utilizing critical appraisal tools for descriptive studies. Qualitative research is explored within the context of hierarchies of evidence. Students are familiarized with unique barriers to incorporating qualitative evidence into evidence-based practice and strategies for addressing these challenges.

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

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