Nursing research

The foundation of research continues as Module 3 introduces various research designs from a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Ethical considerations are discussed with an opportunity to apply concepts to human subject’s protection.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Delineate the rights of human subjects/ study participants.
Describe the role of the Institutional Review Board.
Evaluate the role of ethics and human rights in relation to nursing research.
Reading & Resources
Read: Chapter 3 (pp. 49-78) & Chapter 6 (pp. 129-152) In Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Readings, using & creating evidence (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Visit: Vulnerable populations
Visit: and Complete Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) training course
View: Module 3 Lecture
Learning Activities
Discussion: Participate in Discussion 3 – Questions 1 & 2.

After exploring the readings, choose a vulnerable population and describe the ethical issues surrounding this population. What is the role of the institutional review board (IRB)in protecting vulnerable populations?

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