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The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing N264: Nursing Research Fall 2008 Tuesday 9 - 11 AM in NUR 5.178 Prerequisites: Introductory course in elementary statistics Course Credit: 2 semester hours, undergraduate level Course Information: Unique # 62335 Course Faculty: Nina Fredland, PhD, RN, CS, FNP Office: NUR 4.128 Office Phone: 471-7997 E-Mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday 11am – 1 pm, Thurs 11 am-12 pm, and by appointment Teaching Assistant: Angie Cook Office : NUR 3.156 BB (back of graduate student lounge 3rd floor) E-Mail: [email protected] Office hours: TBA C OURSE D ESCRIPTION : Basic components of the research process; interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics in research. Critical examination of research studies in nursing. C OURSE O BJECTIVES : Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Explain the role of research in the development of nursing knowledge. 2. Explain briefly the relationships among nursing theory, nursing research, and nursing practice. 3. Describe areas in which nursing research has made substantive contributions to practice. 4. Describe current research priorities in nursing. 5. Explain components to research process: problem statement, review of literature, methods and designs, measurement, analysis of data, and utilization of findings. 6. Identify ethical and cultural considerations in research that involves human subjects. 7. Describe descriptive and inferential statistics used in selected studies. 8. Critically appraise selected clinical studies. R EQUIRED T EXT : LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (2006). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (6 th ed.). St Louis, MO: Mosby. 1
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N264: Nursing Research Spring 2007 Faculty: Dr. Nina Fredland COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING All course assignments will be submitted by the beginning of class on the due dates. Completion of all assignments is required to pass the course . Up to five points per day will be deducted from the final grade for late assignments unless negotiated with and approved by the faculty member in advance . Grades will be determined as follows: Points Possible Attendance/Class participation 15 points Virtual Safari Library Tour 5 points HSP certification 5 points Exam 1 20 points Exam 2 15 points Quizzes 15 points Critique paper (Part I and Part II) 25 points Optional extra credit Interview and Present a Nurse Researcher 1 point Additional Opportunities TBA Teaching/Learning Methods: Teaching/learning is accomplished in a variety of ways. Methods utilized include, but are not limited to, lecture, class discussion, team participation/discussion, completion of written assignments, and presentations. Students will be randomly assigned to research teams for course activities during the semester. Students will work with their teams during classroom exercises, team exams, and other group assignments. Students are encouraged to form study groups to work together outside of class time to prepare for class and to study for quizzes and exams. Attendance/Class Participation (15%)
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