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Course Code: 
FHS 404
Course Type: 
Area Elective
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to provide knowledge and skills that used in research article reading critically. Students find out the read a published scholarly research article using their knowledge of the research process and elements of good research design.
Course Content: 

Every student learn to write a scholarly research critique in the scope of this course. The research critiques  include interpretation of the  summary of research,  specifics about the research design, including the sample, instrumentation, and data analysis, strenghts and weakness of the study, validity and reliability, presentation of the results, discussion and conclusion.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration 11. Brain storming 12. Home work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Midterm 2. Final exam 3. Laboratory work assessment 4. Project study evaluation 5. Field work evaluation 6. Clinical practice evaluation 7.Assignment/reports evaluation 8. Seminary evaluation 9. Learning diary

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program

Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Defines sections of the research articles and lists the characteristics of the sections.

1,3,6,7

1

2

2) Evaluates that if the research title precisely represent the whole paper

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

3) Analyzes if the abstract section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article.

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

4. Analyze if the introduction section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article.

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

5) Analyze if the method section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article.

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

6) Analyze if the results section is compliance with the scientific study and with the rules of writing the scientific article

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

7) Analyze if the discussion section is compliance with the scientific study and with the rules of writing the scientific article

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

8) Evaluates whether the major results are written compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

9) Evaluates if the references are adequate and up to date.

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

10) Evaluates whether the article is written  logically and clearly by author

1,3,6,7

1,2,3,13

2,7,13,14

11. Presents  scientific article evaluations of own  as written

1,3,6,7

1

7,13

 
 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction and lecture about “How to read a research paper”

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2

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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3

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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4

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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5

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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6

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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7

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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8

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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9

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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10

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Nursing Research Article

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11

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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12

Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article

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13

Writing scholarly research critique

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14

Writing scholarly research critique

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15

General assessment and feedbacks

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

1.        Michaei Coughian, Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan: Step'by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research.British Journal of Nursing. 2007. Vol 16, No II, 658-663.

2.        Evaluating and Critiquing Nursing Research. http://nursingplanet.com/Nursing_Research/critiquing_nursing_research.html

3.        Rose Nieswiadomy. Evaluating research findings for nursing practice. http://www.tnad4.org/images/ERFFNP.pdf

4.        Polly Lee. Understanding and critiquing qualitative research papers. Nursing Times.net, Vol: 102, Issue: 29, Page No: 30.http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/educators/understanding-and-critiquing-qualitative-research-papers/203129.article

5.        Polly Lee. Understanding and critiquing quantitative research papers. Nursing Times.net, Vol: 102, Issue: 28, Page No: 28.http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/educators/understanding-and-critiquing-quantitative-research-papers/201659.article

Additional Resources

1. A.D.Robert: "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" , Copyright: (c) 1979, 1983, 1988, 1994 Robert A. Day .

 
 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Related literature, readings

Assignments

Article critics assignments

Exams

Final

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Assignment and performance

1

60

Final exam

2

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 
 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.

   

 

 

X

2

Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.

   

 

 

X

3

Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.

   

 

 

X

4

Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.

   

 

X

 

5

Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.

   

 

X

 

6

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.

   

 

X

 

7

With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.

   

 

 

X

8

Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.

   

 

 

X

9

Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.

   

 

 

X

10

They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.

   

X

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

3

45

Mid-term/s

-

-

-

Quiz

-

-

-

Assignments

8

2

16

Final

1

1

20

Total Work Load

 

 

126

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5,04

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5