When you begin a research project for a nursing class you are doing more than just reiterating scientific findings. The research process requires that you are able to:
Some considerations when thinking about your research question:
As you begin your research assignments for NU 412/413, it is natural to feel uncertain about choosing a research topic and finding appropriate sources of evidence. Your background at this stage often differs from the typical experienced researcher, so remember to consider the entire process to be an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and discover new ideas and ways of thinking. A research assignment will not be a straightforward series of tasks that you complete seamlessly and chronologically from beginning to end, but instead it will present many unexpected challenges, interruptions, and possibilities. Remember to be flexible and ask us if you have any questions!