The effects of the `learning by proposing to do' approach on Hong Kong nursing students' research orientation, attitude toward research, knowledge, and research skill

David Arthur, Kam Yuet Wong

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The knowledge, attitudes, research orientation and skills of a group of Hong Kong Registered Nurses studying a BSc(Hons) Nursing course were evaluated using a quantitative instrument developed specifically for this purpose. The objectives of the study were to develop and examine the reliability and validity of the instrument and to evaluate the effects of a Research Methodology subject which focused on learning by `proposing to do'. The instrument was administered to 72 participants at the beginning of the research subject, and 14 weeks later at the end of the subject. There was a statistically significant increase in the means for the knowledge, research orientation and skills sections of the instrument between pre- and post-testing. The instrument proved reliable as a measure of the research constructs and offers opportunities for future comparative research studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-671
Number of pages10
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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