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Mount Aloysius College


COURSE SYLLABUS


COURSE NUMBER: NU/SO 305 COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Research

SEMESTER: Spring YEAR: 2010 Lecture 3 Lab 0 Credits 3


Course Description: This course focuses on research as the basis for practice. An introduction to the basic research methods is designed to prepare the student to understand quantitative and qualitative research. (This course may also be taken as SO 305).

Prerequisites: Junior year or with permission of instructor


Standard Departmental Grading Scale:


For a grade of:

To achieve a grade of "A" Superior Achievement, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage of 91-100%

To achieve a grade of "B+" Excellent Achievement, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage of 88-90%

To achieve a grade of "B" Above Average Achievement, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage of 85-87%

To achieve a grade of "C+" Average Achievement, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage 82-84%

To achieve a grade of "C" Passing, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage of 79-81%

To achieve a grade of "D" Less than satisfactory, you must: Pass all requirements and obtain a cumulative percentage 70-78%


Absence Policy


Attendance at all classes and lab sessions is expected of all students, and all courses are conducted with this understanding. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses a student from meeting the requirements of the course. The student is responsible for the material covered and the assignments given on the day of his or her absence. Due to the accelerated format of the course, any student who is absent from more than one class may be required to withdraw from the course.


I. OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES


To promote the spirit and practice of disciplined and critical inquiry.


Upon completion of Introduction to Research, students will be able to:


1. Describe the major concepts related to research. (Program Outcome 1)


2. Demonstrate the ability to utilize research findings in professional practice by conducting

a problem-focused review of the literature. (Program Outcomes 4, 10, 11)


3. Evaluate published research utilizing ethical principles. (Program Outcome 7)


4. Critically evaluate research with proficiency. (Program Outcomes 2, 11, 12)


5. Demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively in a selected professional field by utilizing the steps

in the research process. (Program Outcomes 3, 11)


Catalog Description: This course focuses on research as the basis of practice. An introduction to the basic research methods is designed to prepare the student to understand quantitative and qualitative research.


Academic Honesty and Integrity:

All students are expected to be honest in their academic work and to display integrity in the demonstration of their achieved competencies. Cheating, which is the willful decision on the part of a student to be dishonest in the representation of the work of others as his/her own, is unacceptable behavior. Faculty members establish standards of behavior that are consistent with the principles of honesty. If a student is found guilty of giving or receiving help in an examination or is guilty of deliberate plagiarism in the submission of a project, he/she will receive a grade of zero in the examination or on the project. Other penalties may be imposed as mandated by departmental policies and as directed by circumstances.


II. REQUIRED TEXT:


TITLE: Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research

AUTHOR: Fain, J. A.

EDITION: 3rd Edition

COPYRIGHT DATE: 2009


III. BIBLIOGRAPHY


BOOKS


American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Burns, N. & Grove S. (2007). Understanding nursing research . (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.


Byrne, D. (2002). Interpreting quantitative data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Cozby, P. C. (2004). Methods in Behavioral Research (8th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.


Degelman, D., & Harris, M. L. (2002). APA style essentials. Available on the Internet at

http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/index.cfm?doc_id=796


Fawcett, J. & Garity, J. (2009). Evaluating research for evidence-based nursing practice. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.


Holcomb, Z. C. (2004). Interpreting basic statistics (4th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.


Kazdin, A.E. (1998). Methodological issues and strategies in clinical research (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Langford, R. (2001). Navigating the maze of nursing research: An interactive learning adventure. St. Louis: Mosby.


Marshall, C. & Rossman, G.B. (1999). Designing qualitative research (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Meltzoff, J. (1998). Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Munro, B.H. (1997). Statistical methods for health care research (3rd ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott.


Pyrczak, R. (2005). Evaluating research in academic journals: A practical guide to realistic evaluation. (3rd ed.)

Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.


Pyrczak, F., Bruce R. (2005). Writing empirical research reports: A basic guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.


Salkind, N. J. (2003). Exploring research (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister, J. S. (2003). Research methods in psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


Tavris, C. (2001). Psychobabble & biobunk: Using psychology to think critically about issues in the news (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


WEBSITES: American Psychological Association website at: http://www.apa.org/


Psychonomic Society website at: http://psychonomic.org


PERIODICALS:

Applied Nursing Research Developmental Psychology

Criminology Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Journal of Marriage and the Family Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Journal of Professional Nursing Ethics and Medics

Juvenile Delinquency The Hastings Center Report

Nursing Research Advances in Nursing Science

Harvard Business Review


IV. INSTRUCTOR'S NAME: Rita Trofino. MNED, RN

Office Hours: By appointment. (or before or after class)

Office Number: 814-886-6392

Secretary: 814-886-6393

Email: rtrofino@mtaloy.edu

Site: Conemaugh


V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS


All students must:

1. Maintain a "C" grade;

2. Fulfill all assignments as indicated;

3. Adhere to policies and procedures stated in the:

Mount Aloysius Catalog and the

Mount Aloysius Student Handbook.

4. Nursing Students must also adhere to the Mount Aloysius College Department of Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.


VI. EVALUATION:


Evaluation Tool Points Total Points


Weekly Assignments (6) 15 90

In-class participation &

Activities (6) 10 60




Research Utilization 100 100 See “Guidelines (A)” for details

Project (individual)




Presentation 40 40 See “Guidelines (B)” for details

Total Possible Points: 290




ASSIGNMENTS:


Weekly Assignments: There are six focused book assignments that are designed to enhance your preparation for discussion of selected topics in class. Each must be completed before class and turned in after class. They may be utilized during class to aid in exploration of the material.


In Class Activities: These activities will consist of class discussions, written assignments, or quizzes. Student must offer at least 2 replies/contributions to receive full credit for participation in the class. If you are not present in class you do not earn credit for the assignment.


Research Utilization Project: Select a practical problem in your field and describe how you could use available research in the solution of the problem. The project report is due as scheduled and will not be accepted late. See “Guidelines (A): Research Utilization Project” for details about the evaluation criteria.


Presentation: Prepare and deliver a brief (15 minutes) formal presentation for your classmates. The subject will be the topic addressed in your research utilization proposal (see above). I would suggest that you prepare some visuals (poster, power point, or handouts) to enable you to make efficient and effective use of your time. Criteria for the evaluation of this presentation are included in the Guidelines (B) for details and evaluation criteria.


VI: Course Calendar (Subject to Change)


Date

Topic


Assignments

March 9


Nature of Research and the Research Process

Introduction to Nursing Research

Research Process and Ethical Issues in Research

Planning Research Study

Selecting and Defining the Problem

Utilization of Nursing Research

Understanding Evidence-Based Practice

Read Chapters 1, 2, 3, 14


Complete – Week 1 ASSIGNMENT


*Be prepared with general idea for Research Proposal

March 16


Planning Research Study

Theories and Conceptual Models

Hypotheses and Research Questions

Sample and Setting Selection

Read Chapters 4 ,5, 6

Complete –Week 2 ASSIGNMENT


March 23

Planning Research Study

Principles of Measurement

Data Collection Methods

Analyzing the Data

Read Chapters 7 , 8, 9

Complete – Week 3 ASSIGNMENT


March 30


Planning Research Study

Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design

Utilization of Nursing Research

Interpreting and Reporting Findings

Critiquing Research Reports

Read Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13

Complete – Week 4 ASSIGNMENT


April 6

Utilization of Nursing Research

Interpreting and Reporting Research Findings

Reread Chapter 12

Working session for research project


April 13



PRESENTATIONS- Research Utilization Project

Presentations


Research Projects Due

April 20


PRESENTATIONS – Research Utilization Project


Wrap-up & Evaluation

Presentations


Research Projects Due




MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE

Accelerated Course

NU/SO 305 – Introduction to Research



Week 1 BOOK ASSIGNMENT

Fain, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 14


Please print off responses to the following questions.


Use your responses for class discussion; submit them in at the end of the evening. They will be graded and returned next week.


CHAPTER 1

  • Review Questions : Numbers 1, 3, 5, 8, 9

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


CHAPTER 2

  • Review Questions : Numbers 1, 3, 6, 8, 10

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


CHAPTER 3

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 4

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 2, 3

Critical Thinking Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


CHAPTER 14

  • Review Questions : Numbers 1,2,3,9

  • Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1,2,3,4



Week 2 BOOK ASSIGNMENT


Fain, Chapters 4, 5, 6


Please print off responses to the following questions.


Use your responses for class discussion; submit them in at the end of the evening. They will be graded and returned next week.


CHAPTER 4

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 9

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

CHAPTER 5

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 3, 9

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 2, 3, 4

Critical Thinking Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4


CHAPTER 6

  • Review Questions: Numbers 2. 9. 10

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 2, 4, 5

Critical Thinking Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4




Week 3 BOOK ASSIGNMENT




Fain, Chapters 7, 8, 9



Please print off responses to the following questions.


Use your responses for class discussion; submit them in at the end of the evening. They will be graded and returned next week.


CHAPTER 7

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 8

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 3, 4, 5

Critical Thinking Questions: Numbers 1 (1-5); 2 (1,2)


CHAPTER 8

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 3

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Critical Thinking Questions: Number 1, 2, 3


CHAPTER 9

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 3, 5, 7

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5








Week 4 BOOK ASSIGNMENT



Fain, Chapter 10, 11, 12, 13


Please print off responses to the following questions.


Use your responses for class discussion; submit them in at the end of the evening. They will be graded and returned the next week.


CHAPTER 10

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Multiple Choice Questions (p. 395). Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Critical Thinks Questions: 1, 2

CHAPTER 11

  • Review Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Multiple Choice Questions: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Critical Thinking Questions (p. 402). Numbers 1, 2


CHAPTER 12

  • Review Questions (pp. 403 - 405). Numbers 2, 6, 8, 10

Multiple Choice Questions (p. 405). Numbers 1, 3, 5

Critical Thinking Questions: Numbers 1(1, 2) 2, (1, 2), 3(1, 2)


CHAPTER 13

  • Review Questions: Number 1

  • Multiple Choice Questions: Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



GUIDELINES (A): RESEARCH PROPOSAL AND UTILIZATION PROJECT GRADING RUBRIC

POINTS


CRITERIA

COMMENTS

Possible

Actual







10




INTRODUCTION




5




Identified a problem in a selected field of practice.




5




Purpose -Discussed the significance of the problem.




30




REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE




10




Conducted a problem-focused review of the literature.




10




Critiqued available research related to the problem.




10




Described current practice (from literature or people experienced in the field).




20




RESEARCH PLAN




5




Identified pertinent variables for proposed project.




5




Stated research question(s) or hypotheses.




5




Described the methods of subject selection, testing and measurement that was or would be utilized.




5




Analyzed the data noting significance of the research findings and/or the hypotheses being supported or refuted.




20




PLAN FOR UTILIZATION




5




Described convincing rationale for decision to utilize selected research findings in practice.




5




Described staff, patients and/or others who may be affected or involved in the change or revision.




5




Proposed a process for applying research findings to this situation described.




5




Proposed a method for evaluating the effects of the proposed research utilization




20




FORMAT




5




Used correct grammar (words and phrases were clear & precise) and correct spelling




5




Organized and integrated paper well.




5




Used APA format for parenthetical references.




5




Used APA format for reference list.



TOTAL











100












(Guidelines B): PRESENTATION GRADING RUBRIC

POINTS


CRITERIA

COMMENTS

Possible

Actual



















5




Preparation/Delivery




5




Identification of Problem and Purpose




5




Review of Literature




5




Define Variables




5




Research Questions/Hypotheses




2.5




Sample, Setting, & Measures




2.5




Data Collection Methods




5




Data Analysis




5




Utilization of Research Findings




TOTAL










40














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