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  • See publication links or bibliographies of articles related to research topics of interest to nursing.

Research and Analysis Information

Geriatric Statistics

Federal Statistics and Demographics


  • Dr. James Sallis has a website of downloadable physical activity and dietary questionnaires that you may find helpful in your current or future research. These include instruments dealing with social support, self-efficacy, environment, as well as parent and child behaviors. Dr. Cowan used the 7-day Physical Activity Recall instrument in her research studies involving adolescents and adults. Here is the website:


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Links to journal articles.



Scientific Writing - Journal Articles

  • Engle, V and Graney, Marshall J. (2001) Designing a Study for Success. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49,680-681 Milisen, K; Abraham, I L; Godderis, J; Delooz, H H; and Broos, PL. (2001) A nurse let interdisciplinary intervention program for delirium in elderly hip-fracture patients, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49,s23-s32.
    NOTE: Engle & Graney provide axioms for exemplar study design and the article produced by Abraham, et al.
  • National Library of Medicine Copyright Information
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Grant Writing

  • Markin, K. M. (2005). Words worth their weight in cash. The Chronicle of Higher Education Retrieved March 24, 2006.
  • Tornquist, E. M. (1990). How to write a research grant proposal. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 22(1), 44-51. 
  • Grey, M. (2000). Top 10 Tips For Successful Grantsmanship. Research in Nursing & Health, Editorial, 23, 91–92.
  • Crain, H.C. and Broome, M. E. (2000) Tool for planning the grant application process. Nursing Outlook, 48(6), 288-93. 

Building a Program of Research

  • Conn, V. S., Porter, R. T., McDaniel, R. W., Rantz, M. J., & Maas, M. L. (2005). Building research productivity in an academic setting. Nursing Outlook, 53(5), 224-231.
  • Engle, V. F., & Graney, M. J. (2001). Designing a study for success. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 49(5), 680-681.
  • Markin, K. M. (2006). Where to Start. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved April 12, 2006.

Research Methods

  • Conn, V. S., Rantz, M. J., Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Maas, M. L. (2001). Focus on research methods. Designing effective nursing interventions. Research in Nursing & Health, 24(5), 433-442.
  • Bennett, J. A. (2000). Focus on research methods. Mediator and moderator variables in nursing research: Conceptual and Statistical differences. Research in Nursing & Health, 23(4), 415-420.

Mixed Methods Research

  • Chen, H. T. (2006). A theory-driven evaluation perspective on mixed methods research. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 75-83.
  • Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(2), 112-133.
  • Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Johnson, R. B. (2006). The validity issue in mixed research. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 48-63.
  • Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., & Barroso, J. (2006). Defining and designing mixed research synthesis studies. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 29-40.
  • Sandelowski, M., & Sandelowski, M. (2000). Combining qualitative and quantitative sampling, data collection, and analysis techniques in mixed-method studies. Research in Nursing & Health, 23(3), 246-255.
  • Yin, R. K. (2006). Mixed methods research: Are the methods genuinely integrated or merely parallel? Research in the Schools, 13(1), 41-47.

Simulated Grant Review

Jun 22, 2023