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Archived Version 2007 - 2008

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

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Module Co-ordinatorMs Therese LeuferOffice NumberH227
Level 3 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims

•Enhance knowledge and understanding of research designs
•Foster an appreciation of the principles and process of evidence-based practice and its utilisation
•Develop critical analysis of research designs.
•Develop critical skills in literature reviewing. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module and following a period of personal study the student will be able to:
•Demonstrate understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
•Demonstrate ability to critique research designs.
•Demonstrate and understanding of  methodological rigour
•Demonstrate understanding and application of the principles of database searching and literature reviewing.
•Develop searchable, answerable practice related questions using an Evidence-based Practice approach.
•Demonstrate understanding of the principles of reporting and disseminating research findings.
•Evaluate research utilisation and application in everyday nursing practice.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 3
Independent Learning Time 48

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

•Evidence-based Practice.
•Literature review
•Research designs
•Sampling process for qualitative and quantitative approaches
•Data analysis techniques
•Validity and reliability in research
•Using research in nursing practice
•Disseminating research findings
•Developing a research proposal

Summary information for transcript of training:
This module will prepare students to critically review literature and produce a literature  review on a  particular area.

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.
Couchman, W (1996) Nursing and health-care research : a practical guide. 2ed. London.  Bailliere Tindall published in association with RCN.
Gerrish K, and Lacey A 2006 The Research Process in Nursing. 5th Ed. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.
Holloway, I and Wheeler, S (1996) Qualitative Research for Nurses. Oxford: Blackwell Science
LeBiondo-Wood G and Haber J 2006 Nursing Research: Methods & Critical Appraisal for Evidenced Based Practice. .6th Ed. Mosby: Missouri.
Melnyk B and Fineout–Overholt E 2005 Evidenced Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: Guide to best practice. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia.
Parahoo K 2006 Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues. 2nd ed. Macmillan: Hampshire.
Polit D & Beck C 2004 Nursing Research : Principles and Methods. 7th ed. Philadelphia. Lippincott.
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

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