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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7813

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Appd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5172 2015-01-14
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7813 Design, Measurement, and Analysis in Nursing Research III

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Des, Msmt, & Anal Nurs Res III
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 7813


    Course Description

    This course focuses on knowledge and mastery of a wide range of analytical principles and methods that are routinely used and critical for designing and conducting research studies, including disseminating research results in nursing science.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course, offered once per year

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in nursing, research design, epidemiology, or comparable discipline

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Interpret research data examples from all levels of measurement using parametric versus non-parametric analyses done by the student.

    2. Interpret research data examples using asymptotic versus exact methods of analysis.

    3 Interpret distributions of data that student has graphically presented to be suitable for scientific presentations and manuscripts.

    4. Interpret parametric and non-parametric correlational analyses conducted by the student, including methodological principles.

    5. Interpret chi-square and related categorical methods of analysis calculated by the student.

    6. Interpret research data analyzed by the student using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), including explaining how these methods apply to appropriate study designs.

    7. Distinguish between results of mediator and moderator analyses, while interpreting the results.

    8. Interpret research data analyzed by the student using of linear regression, logistic regression, log-linear regression, and survival analysis, applying appropriate study designs

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course the student will be able to distinguish between levels of measurement and between parametric and non-parametric methods, asymptotic versus exact methods of analysis, and continuous versus categorical methods of analysis.

    At the completion of this course the student will be able to carry out and interpret results from a wide range of analytical principles and methods that are routinely used in nursing science research.

    C. Major Topics

    Week 1. Levels of measurement and parametric vs. non-parametric analyses

    Week 2. Asymptotic versus exact methods

    Week 3. Presenting and comparing distributions of data

    Week 4. Correlation

    Week 5. Univariate categorical analyses

    Week 6. ANOVA and ANCOVA I

    Week 7. ANOVA and ANCOVA II

    Week 8. Midterm Evaluation

    Week 9. Mediation and Moderation

    Week 10. Linear regression I

    Week 11. Linear regression II

    Week 12. Logistic and log-linear regression I

    Week 13. Logistic and log-linear regression II

    Week 14. Survival analysis

    Week 15. Final Evaluation

    D. Textbooks

    Waltz, CF. Strickland, O.L. & Lenz, E.R. (2010). Measurement in Nursing and Health Research (4th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company. (ISBN # 0-8261-2635-9)

    Merrill, RM (2013). Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Combining the Basics. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning (ISBN # 978-1-4496-6753-5)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Journal Article Readings: As Assigned

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Midterm Evaluation

    Final Evaluation

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information


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