Research is the generation of new knowledge. At VUMC, we use the official definition of nursing research endorsed by Magnet:
“Systematic inquiry that uses disciplined methods to answer questions or solve problems. The ultimate goal of research is to develop, refine, and expand knowledge” (Polit & Beck, 2012, 3).
Our office is here to assist nurse investigators in every step of the research process. Helpful resources can be found on this page.
What is the framework in research As a researcher, sometimes it feels like research has a life on its own: a question that leads to another question and so forth. Click here to know more about the research process.