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NURS 6300 and 6302

For DNP students in NURS 6300- Health Policy and Economics of Advanced Practice and NURS 6302- Genomics in Health Care

Primary Research

Primary research refers to the kind of research where researchers form a hypothesis, observe the results, and publish their findings. Primary research includes data that is being reported for the very first time and must be considered within its context.

Primary research is particularly useful when one is compiling lots of information in order to make generalizations and recommendations in the form of systematic reviews (see secondary research below).

Secondary Resarch

Secondary research is when a researcher collects and reviews lots of primary research in order to make generalizations and recommendations. Secondary research often takes the form of literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.

Secondary research is perfect for people who are looking for evidence-based practices to inform their decision making.