NS5201 - Research Design: Theory and Application
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject will assist the student in developing a base of knowledge fundamental
to nursing and midwifery practice through the development and application of research.
The subject builds on knowledge commonly taught in undergraduate research programs.
Common research designs used in the disciplines of nursing and midwifery will be examined,
with a focus on both methodology and methods. Students will acquire the knowledge
and skills to write a research question, develop aims and a hypothesis, and describe
the process of constructing a systematic search strategy and an integrative review
of the literature. The principles of ethical research will be discussed and the methods
of data collection/generation and analysis will be identified and applied. Finally,
avenues for the dissemination of research results will be explored.
- identify the influence of research on the disciplines of nursing and midwifery;
- differentiate between research methodologies and research methods;
- outline the process of conducting an integrative review of the literature;
- discuss ethical considerations in relation to research conducted with humans;
- describe each step of the research process;
- design a research proposal to investigate a workplace issue.
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (60%)
- Learning circle - (20%)
- Online quiz - (20%).
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Karen Yates
||Dr Karen Yates, Mrs Helen Coxhead.
- 130 hours - (Indicative) self-directed online learning and assessment
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
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