NSS407 : Research Methods in Nursing (2018_2)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikwe Express Way, Jabi, Abuja, FCT

Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Nursing Sciences

November 2018 Examination

COURSE CODE: NSS407

COURSE TITLE:  Research Methods in Nursing

COURSE UNIT: 3 Credit Units

TIME ALLOWED: 3 Hours

TOTAL MARKS: 70 Marks

INSTRUCTION: Answer All the Questions

1(a) Define the term ‘’literature review’’                                                      (2marks)

(b) Outline eight (8) reasons for reviewing literature in nursing research (8marks)

(c)  Describe the types of probability sampling methods.                           (10marks)

2. Research design is the blueprint of research.

(a) Define the term research design.                                                            (2marks)

(b) State the purposes of research design.                                                (3marks)

(c ) Describe the determinants of choice of research design.                 (5marks)

(d) Discuss the steps in experimental design.                                               (10marks)

3a. Interview is an important research instrument. Discuss                      (15marks)

3b. Describe human right protection in nursing research                          (6marks)

3c. Outline factors which enhance the utilization of research finding in nursing.                                                                                                                                           (4marks)

3d. Outline barriers to the utilization of research findings in nursing.   (5marks)

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