20 credits at level HE5
Developing students’ knowledge of a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques used in the social sciences;
Encouraging students to selectively utilise researched knowledge to inform and evaluate current and future practice.
The module presents the opportunity for students to make reference to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004), enabling students to identify reflect and gather evidence of their progression through the dimensions and levels outlined in the document.
The relationship between theory, method and research studies;
The research process
Ethical and legal implications of conducting research
Research design and the methodologies employed in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research;
Key concepts including sampling, operational definitions, validity, reliability etc.
Data collection and analysis
Evaluating research methods
The development of evidence based practice in a variety od health settings, benchmarking and the dissemination of research findings within the framework of clinical governance
The 200 hours notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
42 hours to classroom work with formal lectures , discussion addressing course concepts; interactive learning and problem based learning (e.g. mock focus groups, completing questionnaires etc.)
38 hours to consolidation of classroom work;
120 hours for working on and preparing assessments.
The assessment will take the form of two essays:
Essay 1 will focus upon methodologies (2,500 words)
Essay 2 will focus upon the development and dissemination of evidence based practice and benchmarking (2,500 words).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Outline the range of processes and techniques employed in research.||Discuss and evaluate effective research methodology as a process of enquiry.|
|2.||Critically discus a range of research literature and empirical studies employed by various traditions.||Discuss and evaluate different research traditionsusing appropriate supportive literature.|
|3.||Investigate and discuss the development and dissemination of evidence based practice and menchmarking in own practice area.||Identify factors which inhibit/facilitate evidence based practice in own practice area|
|4.||Explore the ethical and legal implications of research.||Identify ethical and legal issues in research through the application of relevant theories and concepts.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 2500 word essay.||A 2500 word essay|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bowling A (1997) Research Methods in Health, Open University Press.
Cormack D F S (1996) The Research Process in Nursing (3rd Ed), Blackwell.
Couchman W and Dawson J (1995) Nursing and Health-Care Research: A Practical Guide, Bailliere Tindall.
Polit D F and Hungler B P (1997) Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal and Utilisation (4th Ed), Lippincott.
Roberts J and DiCenson A (1999) ‘Identifying the Best Research Design to Fit the Question, Part I: Quantitative designs’, Evidence Based Nursing 2:1, pp 4-6.
Tierney A (1997) ‘Planning and Managing a Research Project to Time’, Nurse Researcher 5:1, pp 35-50.
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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