This module builds on the skills you gained during the year two ‘Research Methods’ module. You will further develop your skills in collecting and analysing data through planning and conducting an independent project that is relevant to your own field(s) of practice.
You will develop skills in analysis and synthesising the findings from an inquiry in order to inform best practice. You will also develop your skills of critical appraisal and gain knowledge from a wide range of relevant literature. You will apply this to the design, execution, critique/reflection and recommendations in the reporting of the project.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the process of inquiry with respect to trustworthiness of the results by identifying strengths and limitations of the process.
- Interpret results, synthesising ideas to generate solutions and evaluate their clinical relevance.
- Analyse and present data using appropriate methods.
- Collect data using methods which are justified with respect to the aims of the inquiry.
This module will build on the knowledge and skills you gained as a result of undertaking the Research Methods module. The majority of your learning will be through independent self-directed learning, supported through a series of supervision seminars and workshops.
Taught content in this module will include:
Study skills development for level 6 writing
Data collection, storage and transfer ethical, moral and practical issues
Ethical approval processes and accessing data/participants.
Literature review methodology and reporting literature reviews
Audit and improvement projects research methods and their application
Analysing and reporting quantitative data,
Analysing and reporting qualitative data,
Mixed methods studies
Integrating and synthesising findings from studies,
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
During this module you will participate in a series of seminars that will support you to develop and produce your research project. In addition, you will be able to access on-line learning resources.
|Total study time||375|
Resources & Reading list
Glasper EA, and Rees C . Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance . Oxford: Wiley.
Parahoo K (2014). Nursing Research: principles, process and issues. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Banks S Brydon-Miiller M (2019). Ethics in Participatory research for Health and Social Wellbeing. New York: Routledge.
Polit DF (2018). Essentials of Nursing Research: appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia.: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Walker J, Almond P (2010). Interpreting statistical findings :a guide for health professionals and students . Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Gray J (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: appraisal, synthesis and generation of evidence. St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
Grove SK (2015). Understanding nursing research: building an evidence based practice. St Louis Missouri: Elsevier Saunders .
Christensen P and James A (2017). Research with Children: perspectives and practices . Abingdon: Routledge.
Curtis E, Drennan J (2013). Quantitative Health Research :Issues and Methods . New York: Open University Press.
Gerrish K, Lathlean J (2015). The research process in nursing. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
You will have a choice of focus for the completion of a project that will be agreed with your project supervisor. This will be assessed through the submission of a written project of up to 5000 words.
Formative assessment descriptionSeminar Participation
Summative assessment description
Repeat type: External