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Grants Page at NurseScribe - Sources on grantmanship and finding both governmental and foundation grants


Nursing Research Centers

Qualitative Analysis Software:

  • AnSwer - To analyze data, integrating qualitative and quantitative techniques; from the Centers for Disease Control

  • ATLAS.ti - For the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data

  • C-I-SAID  - Analysis of interviews and dialogues, by Dr. Alan Cartwright

  • Ethnograph  - Qualitative data analysis software 

  • HyperRESEARCH  - User-friendly software tool for qualitative data analysis

  • QSR N6 - The latest version of the NUD*IST software

  • QSR NVivo - Integrates coding with qualitative linking, shaping and modeling.

  • Qualrus - The Intelligent Qualitative Analysis ProgramwinMAX  - For grounded theory oriented "code and retrieve" analysis and sophisticated text analysis and MAXqda - Partner product to  winMAX.


Research Design


     General information on research design

     Descriptive Design

  • Slide presentation - From the University of Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development; a nice overview of descriptive research

  • From Dr. William Getter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, another slide presentation on descriptive research

     Correlational Design

    Experimental Design


Research Traditions


     Case Study

      Feminist Theory & Research

      Historical Research - See Nursing History Page


      Ethical Inquiry


Research Books from

Nursing Research: Principles and Methods


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by Polit & West (June, 2003)

Not yet released



Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization (5th Ed.)


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by Polit, Beck & Hungler (2003)


Study Guide to Accompany Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization


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by Polit et al. (2001)


The Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, & Utilization


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by Burns & Grove (2001)


Principles and Practice of Clinical Research


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by Gallin (2002)


Statistics Books from


SPSS 11.0 for Windows (Student Version)


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by SPSS (2001)



SPSS 11.0 Guide to Data Analysis


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by Marija J. Norusis (2002)


The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction (Springer Series in Statistics)


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by T. Hastie, et al (2001)


The Visual Display of Quantitative Information


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by Tufte (2001)



Statistics for Dummies


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by Webster & Sterling (2003)


Research Instruments

Statistics Help

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