Systematic Research Synthesis

Course Number: NURS 804
Credit(s): 2

This course is one of three PhD seminars designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet PhD milestones: conducting a systematic synthesis of research, writing a grant, and preparing publications. The seminar includes three critical components: 1) seminars that include in-depth review of processes and components of systematic literature synthesis and reviews; 2) mentored work with research mentors and research teams to set forth the state of the science in a substantive content area; 3) peer review and critique. General and substantive specific approaches, resources, and methods are reviewed and discussed. The achievement of milestones is foundational to scientific inquiry and to the development of scientists.