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Torturing Nurses With Data: Building a Successful Quantitative Research Module
IASSIST Quarterly
  • Kristi Anne Thompson, University of Windsor
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2009
Keywords
  • teaching,
  • quantitative research,
  • nursing students
Abstract

This paper discusses two iterations of an effort to create a quantitative research module for a Master's in Nursing research methods course at the University of Windsor. The first version involved a single three-hour class incorporating both lecture and hands-on practice, followed by an assignment to independently locate and analyze a dataset. The second version was both more extensive and more structured, with a three-hour lecture, an assigned reading, a three-hour practice session, and an analysis assignment using a pre-selected data set. This paper compares feedback from the two iterations of the module and explains what worked and what did not work.

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This article was first published in IASSIST Quarterly.

Citation Information
Kristi Anne Thompson. "Torturing Nurses With Data: Building a Successful Quantitative Research Module" IASSIST Quarterly Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 6 - 9
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristi_thompson/1/