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NURS 7621 Advanced Qualitative Research Design, Methods, and Analysis I
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research Methods


Course Level: Doctoral Intermediate

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: Not applicable.

Course Description: A range of qualitative research approaches are critically analyzed exploring contemporary qualitative designs and underlying theoretical models. Students will develop a qualitative research proposal appropriate for student’s doctoral research questions and consistent with IRB requirements.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous in Canvas with optional intensive.

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: Optional one week intensive week in Aurora

Course Contact: Christopher Foster



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 1) Apply foundational principles of qualitative research to area of substantive interest. 2) Critique the distinctions and applications of qualitative research approaches. 3) Critically analyze the philosophical and theoretical foundations of qualitative research. 4) Respond to critique and challenges regarding the rigor and scientific merit of contemporary approaches. 5) Propose a scientifically meritorious study addressing a significant nursing problem/question.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: BXN
Credits: 3 / Semester

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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