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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2004 - 2005

Module Title Research & Nursing Practice 1
Module Code NS202
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Level 2 Credit Rating 2.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To describe the research process and the different approaches to conducting research. To provide students with a framework for critiquing research reports

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module, and following a period of personal study, students will be able to: Discuss the importance of research to nursing practice. Discuss the difference between qualitative and quantitative methods. Show skills in literature retrieval and critically reviewing literature. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process. Identify the main methods of data collection. Discuss the ethical issues related to research in clinical areas.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 16
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 2
Independent Learning Time 19.5

Total 37.5
Assume that a 2.5 credit module load represents approximately 37.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Development of nursing knowledge. Research, theory and practice. The Research process. Quantitative and Qualitative research methods. Development of conceptual frameworks and theoretical frameworks for researching. Critiquing Literature.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: Burns N and Grove SK (1997) Understanding nursing research. Third Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Cormack, D F S (2000) The research process in nursing. Oxford. Blackwell Science, Fourth Edition Holloway, I. & Wheeler, S. (1996) Qualitative Research for Nurses. Oxford: Blackwell Science Lanoe, N. (2002) Ogier's Reading Research: How to make research more approachable. London. Balliere Tindall Parahoo K (1997) Nursing research: principles, process, and issues. Basingstoke. Macmillan.
Programme or List of Programmes
BNGNBSc in Nursing (General)
BNIDBSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
BNPYBSc in Nursing (Psychiatric)