Undergraduate Course: Research Methods for Nursing (NUST10041)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course considers the key approaches to research in nursing and examines relevant methods of data collection and analysis and builds on the content in years 1 and 2. The course aims to familiarise students with a wide range of approaches and equip them with some basic research skills.
Reflexivity is considered in relation to understanding the impact of self, not only on research impartiality, but also on communication skills and interaction with others.
Rights and ethics of research subjects and the general public are considered.
An introduction to data collection methods is seen as key, not only to research and its conduct, but also to many principles and skills of audit, data collection and analysis.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have completed courses similar to Evidence and Research: Avenues of Inquiry (NUST08013) AND Evidence and Research: Approaches to Design and Methods (NUST08009), at grade B or above. Please be aware that this course is designed for students with the relevant background and interest in the subject area. Students who do not have a strong academic background in Nursing may struggle with the content of the course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 135,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group Presentation (30%)
Course paper (70 %)
||Formative feedback will be given throughout the course both from peers and from lecturers.
Summative feedback will be given via Learn on both the group presentation and course paper.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically appraise the impact of reflexivity on the research process.
- Apply research methods in nursing: e.g. experiments and quasi-experiments including RCTs, surveys, evaluation research, case study research, participatory research, mixed methods, ethnography, phenomenology and Grounded Theory.
- Apply research tools in nursing: interviews, observation, focus groups, questionnaires, physiological measurements.
- Identify the key principles of analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
- Appraise the presentation of research data and findings.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Susanne Kean
Tel: (0131 6)50 3042
|Course secretary||Miss Morven Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972