A thesis is an independent piece of research on a topic of particular interest to the student that involves the application of a research methodology. A student's thesis must:
- Demonstrate the use of scientific inquiry including a formal, written proposal identifying researchable questions and methods; data gathered to answer the question (may include a variety of data sources including, but not limited to, collection of primary data from humans or animals, secondary analysis of data gathered for another purpose, literature as data, e.g., meta-analysis, historical documents) and data analyzed and conclusions drawn.
- Be relevant for the discipline of nursing and within the context of advanced and specialized nursing practice.
- Intend to be relevant beyond a single institution/sample.
- When conducting research involving human subjects, must be preceded by completion and submission of the Use of Human and Animal Subjects for Theses and Dissertations form.
- Be primarily an independent project.
- Meet UW Graduate School minimum requirements, including communicating results and processes via a formal written report filed with the Graduate School.
- Meet all format requirements as outlined in the Style and Policy Manual for Theses and Dissertations.