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Nursing 433 (Nursing Research II)

CLASS SCHEDULE

(Note: Articles which do not appear in the schedule may be used during review sessions. Article numbers may be reassigned by the instructor during the semester.)

Date

Topics

Required Submissions

01/13/03

Overview of Course and Review of Nursing Research Process

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the course requirements
  • Recognize the importance of research to the profession of nursing
  • Trace the historical development of nursing research
  • Discuss the future of nursing research
  • Articulate the steps in the research process

(Bring papers to class for discussion and analysis)

01/15/03

Data Collection

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss a variety of data collections tools available for use in nursing research
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each of a variety of data collection tools
  • Select an appropriate tool for use in own research study

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapters 14, 15

Research Clinic: Research Article #1

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #1, and complete sections I to VIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

01/20/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #2 (9:00-10:05am)

Required Activities:

  1. Read Research Article #2, and complete sections I to VIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.
  2. Draft a consent form to be used in your research study.

Data Analysis & Statistics Review (10:15-11:20am)

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize that the design of the study and the data (qualitative or quantitative) generated directs the analyses
  • Identify specific techniques to be used on analyzing quantitative data
  • Apply knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics to the analyses of data
  • Determine appropriate analytical methodology to be used in own research study
  • Recognize the usefulness of the computer in analyzing descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Categorize data by level: nominal, ordinal, and interval-ratio

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Scan Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19

Required Activity: Complete the statistics review exercise and selection of statistical analysis for research project

Letters requesting institutional permission to conduct studies - due 01/20/03

01/22/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #3

Required Activities:

Read Research Article #3, and complete sections I to VIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

Data Analysis: Qualitative Data

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the unique nature of qualitative research
  • Identify specific techniques to be used in analyzing qualitative data
  • Discuss the rationale for integrating quantitative and qualitative analysis

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapter 4, 23

Consent Forms - due 01/22/03

01/27/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #4

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #4, and complete sections I to VIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Methodology: Proposed Treatment of Data (Chapter III-C of the Research Paper) - due 01/27/03

DATA COLLECTION MUST BEGIN AS SOON AS APPROVAL FROM INSTRUCTOR/INSTITUTION HAS BEEN OBTAINED

01/29/03

Computers in Nursing Research

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Input data utilizing SPSS
  • Use SPSS to perform descriptive statistical analysis
  • Interpret output from the SPSS programs
  • Apply previous computer science education to codifying for computer analysis

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapter 17 (pp. 456-460, 468-470)

Required Activity: Complete an SPSS tutorial

Computer Clinic (Data Entry and Descriptive Statistics)

Required Activities:

  1. Report to the computer lab A-3 and design an SPSS data file for your research project.
  2. Enter data (make up fake data if real data is not yet available) in the SPSS data file, and submit a printed copy of the data.

 

02/03/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #5

Required Activities:

Read Research Article #5, and complete sections I to VIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Revision of Chapters I, II, III-A, and III-B of the Research Paper- due 02/03/03

02/05/03

Interpreting and Reporting Research Findings

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret the results of the data analysis keeping in mind the hypotheses or questions, purposes and limitations of the study
  • Apply the findings of the study to practice
  • Begin to write the interpretation section of the final research report

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapter 24

Research Clinic: Research Article #1

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #1, and complete sections IX to XIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

02/10/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #2

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #2, and complete sections IX to XIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

02/12/03

Dissemination of Research Findings

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize importance of disseminating research findings
  • Compare oral and written options for dissemination of research findings
  • Organize an oral presentation utilizing effective visual aids
  • Evaluate oral presentations of research projects

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapter 25

Research Clinic: Research Article #3

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #3, and complete sections IX to XIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

02/17/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #4

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #4, and complete sections IX to XIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Revision of Chapters I, II, and III - due 02/17/03

02/19/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #5

Required Activities:

Read Research Article #5, and complete sections IX to XIII of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

02/24/03

Computers in Nursing Research

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Use SPSS to perform inferential statistical analysis
  • Interpret output from the SPSS programs

Required Reading: Burns & Grove (2001), Chapter 17 (pp. 456-460, 468-470)

Required Activity: Complete an SPSS tutorial

Computer Clinic (Performing Statistical Analyses)

Required Activities:

  1. Report to the computer lab and enter the data (if not done already) for your research project.
  2. Perform the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical analyses for your research project.

 

02/26/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #6

Required Activities:

Read Research Article #6, and complete all sections of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Results: Analysis of Findings (Chapter IV of the Research Paper) - due 02/26/03 - if you have not yet been able to do the data analysis necessary to write this chapter, then you must submit a schedule outlining when you expect to complete your data analysis.

03/10/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #7 (9:00-10:05am)

Required Activities:

Read Research Article #7, and complete all sections of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

 

Computer Clinic (Data Analysis) (10:05-11:20am)

Required Activities:

  1. Report to the computer lab and enter the data (if not done already) for your research project.
  2. Continue work on performing the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical analyses for your research project.

 

 

03/12/03

Abstracts

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss proper format and content of an abstract
  • Write an abstract of one's own research study
  • Differentiate between two types of abstracts

Required Reading: Fuller, E. (1983), "Preparing an Abstract of a Nursing Study", Nursing Research, 32(5).

Research Clinic: Research Article #8

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #8, and complete all sections of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Discussion: Conclusions and Implications for Nursing (Chapter V of the Research Paper) - due 03/12/03

03/14/03

 

Revision of Chapters I, II, III, and IV- due by 4:00pm 03/14/03

03/17/03

Research Clinic: Research Article #9 (9:00-10:05am)

Required Activity:

Read Research Article #9, and complete all sections of the critique form according to the guidelines in Burns and Grove, Chapter 26.

Computer Clinic (Data Analysis) (10:05-11:20am)

Required Activities:

  1. Report to the computer lab and enter the data (if not done already) for your research project.
  2. Continue work on performing the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical analyses for your research project.

 

 

03/19/03

Oral Presentations

Abstract of the Research Paper- due 03/19/03

03/20/03

Revision of entire research paper (This is an opportunity for students to get feedback and make improvements before the final version of the paper is submitted and graded.) - due by 4:00pm 03/20/03

03/26/03

Final Exam

 

03/28/03

Final Paper due by 4:00pm 03/28/03