Tag: Research

  Have you ever felt overwhelmed at the thought of starting a research paper? Have you been tempted to use Wikipedia (even though your instructor told you not to) because it seems to be the only resource that provides a good overview? Think again! Tackle your next research project with confidence by learning how to …

I was recently discussing with colleagues why academic skills are not always considered as relevant to the world of business, but with so many organizations investing billions of dollars in high-risk projects, the need for clear and thorough research has never been more important. In this article, I want to explore why the skills of …

If you’re new to Excelsior College or if you’re returning for the 2016-2017 school year, your instructor may have mentioned something about citing your sources for your next research paper. You may have also read the Excelsior College Academic Honesty Policy and want to ensure you are properly using resources, legally and ethically, to avoid …

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Sharon Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN,  conducted a study with associate degree nursing students’ to determine if their beliefs, attitudes, knowledge of urinary incontinence (UI) impacted their clinical judgment when caring for a patient who is experiencing UI.  Aronovitch is lead faculty program director of the graduate nursing program at Excelsior. This was a non-experimental study …

Recent graduate Nicholas Rought (BSB, Human Resource Management) returns to share his thoughts on academic research.       An individual’s research method is a critical component in achieving the desired task. The effectiveness and efficiency of the research method can have an impact in an organization and in a student’s academic development. I have …

Are you back in school for the first time in many years? Is this your first time writing a research paper? Do you need a refresher on the research process? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you will benefit greatly from checking out our Starting Your Research (login required) page. This page contains …

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By Sharon A. Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN Lead Faculty Program Director, Graduate Nursing Program What is research? If you ask a student, responses can range from “it’s scary” to “boring,” particularly when the student is about to begin a required research course for the first time. As a researcher, I always find these comments both dismaying …