Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties.

ASSESMENT TASK AND STUDENT GUIDANCE

The student will submit a critique of no more than 2000 words. The critique will be based on a specified research paper and include context and implications of the research, critical analysis of the research process and the chosen methodology
There should be evidence of an appropriate critique framework chosen for the structure of the critique ie:
Caldwell K et al 2005 Developing a framework for critiquing health research
Journal of Health , Social and Environmental issues 6(1) 45-54

You can choose one article from the following 2:

Quantitative:
Brown, A. et al 2016. Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties

Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(2) 273-282

Qualitative
Rikke, A . and A, Simpson. 2015. Double deprivation; a phenomenological study into the experience of being a carer during a mental health crisis.

Journal of Advanced Nursing 71(12) 2753-2762

Harvard Chicago referencing

Guidelines for Assignment
The following are module specific guidelines for the assessment to help you gain an understanding of the requirements of the assessment and should guide the amount of word space you allot to each section.

Introduction (200 words)
In this section you should introduce your essay and consider;
Context of the assignment, rationale for choice of article, critique framework for analysis

Main Body
Background/Literature review (400 words)
In this section, you should consider;
Research topic and the Literature review in the research paper
The aims, objectives or hypotheses of the research

Design (1000 words)
In this section you should consider;
Methodology (qualitative or quantitative)
Sample and sampling,
Methods of data collection
Rigour and ethics

Findings (200 words)
In this section you should consider;
Method of analysis and results (key findings)

Summary and conclusions (200 words)
In this section, you should consider the researchers conclusions and /or recommendations for nursing practice

What are your own conclusions of this critique? Are there any implications for nursing or your practice?

During the module you will also be encouraged to start critiquing research articles in preparation for the summative assignment. This will be done in small group with the support and supervision of a lecturer.
While students will be encouraged to work together in small groups to share and discuss aspects of the research article chosen, the submitted assignment needs to reflect your own work and effort.

2.MODULE SUBMISSION DATES(S)
Assignment to be submitted on Tii on Thursday 23rd June 2016 by 4pm.

Provisional results will be available on 21.07.16 at 4pm via Tii

3.EXAM / ASSESSMENT MARKING CRITERIA
( refer to course handbook)

Module Description

Comments/notes
TitleAppreciating the Research Process in Nursing

CodeNI502
Level5
Credit rating10
Pre-requisitesMeets Progression Requirements to Year 2 of the Course

Type of moduleExtensive
AimsThe module aims to develop an understanding of the research process and the significance to nursing practice.
Learning outcomes/objectivesBy the end of the module, the student will be able to:

1.Explain the context of nursing research and evidence based nursing;
2.Critically analyse the research process.

3.Analyse the strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative methodologies

4.Develop skills in research critique

5.Explore the implications of nursing research on practice, education and research.

ContentContext of nursing research and evidence based nursing.

The research process in quantitative and qualitative research.
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The quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Analysing the research process

Critiquing research
Teaching and learning strategiesKeynote lectures

Post lecture study guide

Seminars

10 hours taught
5 hours seminars
1 hour experienced base learning

84 hours independent learning

Total 100 hrs of study
Learning supportCurrent resources available via online reading list

Reference books and articles

Aveyard. and P, sharp. 2013 A beginners guide to evidence based practice in health and social care . London Mc Graw Hill

Caldwell, K. et al 2005 Developing a framework for critiquing health research .

Cormack, D. 2000 The research process in nursing 4th Ed .London Blackwell Science

Ellis, P. 2013 Understanding research for nursing students London learning Matters

Parahoo, K. 2014. Nursing research, principles, process and
Issues. London: Palgrave Macmillian.

Journals
Journal of advanced nursing
Journal of research in health sciences (SHS, Brighton)
Nurse Researcher

Assessment tasks
The student will submit a critique of no more than 2000 words. The critique will be based on a specified research paper and include the context and implications of the research, critical analysis of the research process and the chosen methodology.

Brief description of module content and/or aims (maximum 80 words)The module provides students with an understanding of the research process and the strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This will enable students to develop skills in critiquing research and acknowledging the implications of research findings for nursing practice, education, and future research. The module also prepares the students for the dissertation module in year 3 with the required research skills.

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