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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2005 - 2006

Module Title Research & Nursing Practice 2
Module Code NS312
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Level 3 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Develop critical analysis of research designs Develop skills in literature reviewing and developing research proposals.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module and following a period of personal study the student will be able to: Develop the understanding achieved in the research and nursing practice module Critically assess research utilisation and application in everyday nursing practice Demonstrate understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods Demonstrate ability to critique research designs Demonstrate understanding of the principles of developing a literature review and research proposal Show understanding of the principles of reporting and disseminating research findings

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 0
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 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
Using research in nursing practice Sampling process for qualitative and quantitative approaches Data analysis techniques Research designs Literature review Research proposal Disseminating research findings
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Burns, N and Grove, S, K (2003) Understanding nursing research. 3rd edition Philadelphia: Saunders Cormack, D (2000) The Research Process in Nursing. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 4th edition. Clamp C G L (1999) Resources for nursing research: an annotated bibliography. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications, 3ed. Crookes, P.A. Davies, S. (1998) Research into Practice. Edinburgh Bailliere Tindell. LoBiondo-Wood, G (2002) Nursing research: methods, critical appraisal, and utilization. 5ed. St. Louis, Mi. Mosby. Couchman, W (1996) Nursing and health-care research : a practical guide. 2ed. London. Bailliere Tindall published in association with RCN. Holloway, I and Wheeler, S (1996) Qualitative Research for Nurses. Oxford: Blackwell Science Punch, K F (2000) Developing Effective Research Proposals. London. Sage. Streubert, H J (1995) Qualitative research in nursing : advancing the humanistic imperative. Philadelphia. Lippincott. Young, A (2001) Connections : nursing research, theory, and practice. St. Louis, Mo. Mosby.
Programme or List of Programmes
BNGNBSc in Nursing (General)
BNIDBSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
BNPYBSc in Nursing (Psychiatric)