teaching, quantitative research, nursing students
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.
Thompson, Kristi Anne. (2009). Torturing Nurses With Data: Building a Successful Quantitative Research Module. IASSIST Quarterly, 33 (3), 6-9.