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NURS 785 Special Topics in Nursing Research - Instrumentation
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Research Methodology, Instrumentation,Mixed Methods


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Nevada Las Vegas

Pre-requisites: Admission into doctoral program or permission of instructor

Course Description: Theories, Principles and Applications for Nursing Science;Presents theoretical and practical information about classical and modern psychometrics for health care sciences. Emphasis on understanding and applying methods of instrument development and psychometric assessment in health care research. COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1.Understand theories of instrument development and measurement. 2. Examine the relationship between the construct of interest and measurement strategies. 3. Use item development methods to generating items. 4. Manage an expert panel review for an item pool and make instrument development decisions based upon the review process. 5. Apply recommended processes for item analysis and assessment. 6. Apply reliability, validity, estimation and error criteria when reviewing an instrument. 7. Select an appropriate form of measurement for constructed instrument. 8. Identify preparatory and decision making processes in the use of factor analysis for instrument development. CENTRAL FOCUS OF COURSE: Research / instrument development


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous

Delivery Platform: PLATFORM: Blackboard Learn

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Campus Staff Coordinator: Elizabeth Gardner



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: Fall 2020 classes begin September 08, 2020 and end December 18, 2020. Please contact Please contact Elizabeth Gardner ( by August 7, 2020 in order to be enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: 1002
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 1
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 09-09-19
End Date: 12-02-19

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FALL 2020

Section: 1002
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 09-07-20
End Date: 12-18-20

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Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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