Nursing Research Methods

Description

In this course the student will be required to develop higher order thinking skills involving identification of research problems, selection of research techniques, evaluation of a variety of data forms and critical analysis. They will be required to explore and develop skills in the application of research methods relevant to the research project they are undertaking. They will also be required to undertake an exploration of a research method other than that which is being used in their research project. The student will be required to present a seminar on the alternate research design.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. The capacity to identify research problems;

2. The ability to select appropriate research techniques;

3. The capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving;

4. The ability to communicate effectively using abstractions, theorisations and case study material including the ability to write effectively using a variety of appropriate styles.

Content

In this course the specific focus will be on the development of a research proposal.

This includes:

  • the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for the identification of research problems;
  • the selection of research techniques;
  • the evaluation of data forms; and the conduct of critical analyses.

Students will be directed to participate in relevant short courses including the use of Endnote, STATA or N-Vivo offered through the Research Branch and Library Services.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree, with evidence of high academic achievement.

Assessment Items

Participation: Assignment Research proposal

Participation: Seminar Working with Others/Teamwork

Presentation: Seminar presentation

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 20 hour(s) per Week for Full Term