The course id designed to create awareness of the need for research as a means for improving nursing care. The student is assisted to acquire the basic skills and knowledge required of a researcher and to conduct simple studies in her clinical area of practice. Introduction to research methodology, the role of research in health and social welfare institution versus problem solving and the scientific approach.
Research designs: Application of principles of data collection; analysis and interpretation interaction and utilization of research findings utilization of research methodology for individual arid group research projects. Review of selected studies in the health care industry.