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Henry Ford Hospital Nursing Research Toolkit

This toolkit is a guide for investigators who are interested in planning, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating nursing research projects. Each of the grey tabs represents a page that can be printed.

Use Theory to Guide Your Project and Define Research Concepts

  • Theories explain phenomena and help researchers organize observations and facts. Theories specify relationships between concepts, provide a framework for gathering hypotheses related to human behaviors, and guide the design of interventions. 
  • For more detail on theories, visit the following website, and refer to the resources noted in "Additional Reading."