Seminar, 3 hours. This course examines sources of evidence, the nature of inquiry, basic research concepts, language, and processes. Approaches to research and ways of knowing in nursing and related sciences are explored. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are compared. Students critically appraise and interpret studies in order to enhance their understanding of the research process. Theoretical frameworks for research are explored. Levels of evidence are explored and the evidence-based practice brief is created.