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NURS 544: Quantitative Research: Introduction

This guide can help you:

Form an approach to initiating an assignment.

Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)


Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.

Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

    Information Cycle

    Information Cycle from Univ. of Washington


    This guide is created for students in NURS 544 Quantitative Research course. If you have any questions about the content, please feel free to contact me. I am an embedded librarian in your course. You can also post questions in the discussion thread.

    About Quantitative Research

    "Quantitative research is a systematic process used to gather and statistically analyze information that has been measured by an instrument. Instruments are used to convert information into numbers. It studies only quantifiable concepts (concepts that can be measured and turned into numbers)." It examines phenomenon through the numerical representation of observations and statistical analysis.

    Langford, R. ( 2000). Navigating the Maze of Nursing Research

    Additional Resources

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    Finding Quantitative Studies in CINAHL


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