NURS 773 Perspectives on Research Design
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Research Methodology, Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science
Course Level: Doctoral
Course Type: PhD
Course Open to: PhD Students
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University
Pre-requisites: philosophy of science course and a nursing theory course
Course Description: Analyzes philosophical foundations of a variety of research designs. Explores assumptions underlying the selection and evaluation of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. Focuses on the epistemological, ontological and methodological foundations of research design and implications for knowledge development.
Method of Instruction: blended
Delivery Platform: Blackboard
Campus visits required: 0
Course Contact: Fonda Neal
Tuition: $825/credit hour
Other considerations: Upon completion of this course, the student will: 1. Evaluate epistemological, ontological and methodological foundations of specific qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research designs. 2. Evaluate criteria for selection and analysis of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. 3. Analyze specific components of design sensitivity integral to quantitative research design. 4. Integrate conceptual and empirical knowledge in the student’s selected area of inquiry from the perspective of research design.
Available Seats by Semester for this course:
Instructor: Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D.
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-14-19
End Date: 05-10-19