A qualitative study on feedback provided by students in nurse education

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan, David John Stanley, Robert J. Meadus, Wai Tong Chien

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Abstract

Aim The aim of this study is to reveal students’ voices regarding their feedback in nurse education in order to shed light on how the current student feedback practice may be modified. Design A qualitative study using focus group inquiry. Methods Convenience sampling was adopted and participants recruited from one school of nursing in Hong Kong. A total of 66 nursing students from two pre-registration programs were recruited for seven focus group interviews: one group of Year 1 students (n = 21), two groups of Year 3 students (n = 27), and four groups of Final Year students (n = 18). The interviews were guided by a semi-structured interview guideline and the interview narratives were processed through content analysis. The trustworthiness of this study was guaranteed through peer checking, research meetings, and an audit trail. The participants’ privacy was protected throughout the study. Results Four core themes were discerned based on the narratives of the focus group interviews: (1) “timing of collecting feedback at more than one time point”; (2) “modify the questions being asked in collecting student feedback”; (3) “are electronic means of collecting feedback good enough?; and (4) “what will be next for student feedback?”. Conclusions This study is significant in the following three domains: 1) it contributed to student feedback because it examined the issue from a student's perspective; 2) it explored the timing and channels for collecting feedback from the students’ point of view; and 3) it showed the preferred uses of student feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Feedback collection
  • Focus group interview
  • Nurse education
  • Student feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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