purpose of this book is to provide an overview of major inquiry or research
paradigms in a simplified way. The terms
discussed in this book include, but are not limited to:
Keep in mind that the terms covered in this book
are often debated, understood, and communicated in multiple “correct” ways. Also, due to the evolving nature of knowledge
and diverse perspectives within the literature, this book serves as an
introduction to research terminology that will help you understand, follow, and
even participate in this debate. This
book will be particularly useful to nursing students
who are learning about nursing inquiry.
Nursing is a field in which inquiry skills are integral to the
development of best evidence and furthering of the profession as a whole.
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