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Unit I

Research and research process

Introduction and need for nursing research
Definition of Research & nursing research
Steps of scientific method
Characteristics of good research
Steps of Research process-overview

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Unit II

Research Problems/Question

Identification of problem area
Problem statement
Criteria of a good research problem.
Writing objective

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Unit III

Review of Literature

Location
Sources
On line search; CINHAL, COCHRANE etc.
Purposes
Method of review

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Unit IV

Research approaches and designs

Historical, survey and experimental Qualitative and Quantitative designs

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Unit V

Sampling and data collection

Definition of population, sample, Sampling criteria, factors influencing
sampling process, types of sampling techniques.
Data- why, what, from whom, when and where to collect.
Data Collection methods and instruments:

Methods of data collection
Questioning, interviewing
Observations, record analysis and measurement
Types of instruments
Validity & Reliability of the Instrument
Pilot study
Data collection procedure

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Unit VI

Analysis of data:

Compilation, Tabulation, classification, summarization, presentation,
interpretation of data

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Unit VII

Introduction to statistics

Definition, use of statistics, scales of measurement.
Frequency distribution and graphical presentation of data
Mean, Median, Mode, Standard deviation
Normal probability and tests of significance
Co-efficient of correlation.
Statistical packages and its application

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Unit VIII

Communication and utilization of Research

Communication of research findings

Verbal report
Writing research report
Writing scientific article/paper

Critical review of published research
Utilization of research findings

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