Conducting a Research Project: A Integral Component of the Nursing Degree at a Victorian C.A.E.

Year: 1985

Author: Guice, Ralph

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Nursing courses in Australian CAE's are becoming more frequent, more accepted and more widely-known. Many such courses include a research methodology and statistics component. This paper gives some of the writer's impressions and a description of how student group research projects have operated within one of the earliest Australian nursing degree programs (at the Phillip Institute of Technology). Significant features dis- cussed include group size, the Work Assessment Form, super- vision, topics selected, evaluation, and final group presentations. The research projects have been an illuminating experience for many students and staff alike.