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Semester 1

Evidence and Enquiry: Research (NUST08026)

Subject

Nursing Studies

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

2

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting Students are expected to have completed at least one introductory course in a complementary subject area, and achieved grade B, or above **Please note that Nursing courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Nursing course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Nursing department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, and the key characteristics of common research designs applicable to nursing and healthcare, (qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches) linked to the theories that underpin them. Sampling and data collection methods will be introduced. An understanding of research governance, ethics and user involvement will be developed.

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, and the key characteristics of common research designs applicable to nursing and healthcare, (qualitative quantitative and participatory approaches) linked to the theories that underpin them. Sampling and data collection methods will be introduced. An understanding of research governance, ethics and user involvement will be developed. The course will include: An introduction to the philosophical and theoretical foundations of knowledge, An introduction to research designs and approaches to develop practice: experimental; evaluation and audit; surveys; grounded theory, ethnography and phenomenology; mixed methods; participatory action research; critical realist. Ethical dimensions, research governance and user involvement in gathering evidence and ways of evaluating rigour and sources of bias. The course will adopt a student-centered learning approach with a mix of inputs. These will range from lectures including flipped lectures, research examples, practical research skills sessions and workbooks, class discussions and tutorials. Students will demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes through the group presentation and coursework assignment.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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