ANSWERING RESEARCH PROBLEMS - STUDY DESIGNS

NSG4RPD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will continue your research learning journey of focusing on nursing and/or midwifery research problems by examining the elements of the research process. This will include identifying a research problem and learning how to formulate aims and research questions. You will build on your knowledge of different research designs, data collection tools, methods of recruitment of suitable participants and how to undertake appropriate analysis of data. A short critical appraisal of recently published literature will be used to commence the process of learning how to prepare a comprehensive literature review, which will be the focus of their second subject in the course. 

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted to course HHNUS or HHNUSB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery Research. A practical guide for evidence-based practice.PrescribedMcKenna, L. & Copnell, B. (2019).Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
ReadingsNursing and midwifery research: methods and Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice.RecommendedSchneider, Z, Whitehead, D, Elliot, P & Lobiondo-Wood, G. (2016). 5th Ed.Chatswood: Elsevier.
ReadingsDesigning and Managing your research project. Core knowledge for social and health researchers.RecommendedThomas, D. R. and Hodges, I. D. (2010).London: Sage.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate research problems in nursing and/or midwifery practice.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning resources, assessments

02. Justify suitable research designs, including data collection and analysis methods for different research problems.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning resources, assessments

03. Critically appraise available evidence addressing nursing and/or midwifery research problems.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning resources, assessments

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One written report (1000 words)20 01
One written report (1200 words)30 02
Critical appraisal (2300 words)50 02, 03

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One written report (1000 words)20 01
One written report (1200 words)30 02
Critical appraisal (2300 words)50 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One written report (1000 words)20 01
One written report (1200 words)30 02
Critical appraisal (2300 words)50 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One written report (1000 words)20 01
One written report (1200 words)30 02
Critical appraisal (2300 words)50 02, 03