Fostering confidence in critical thinking and research appraisal skills through Journal Club participation: an action research study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558834
Title:
Fostering confidence in critical thinking and research appraisal skills through Journal Club participation: an action research study
Authors:
Whiting, Dean
Abstract:
Evidence based nursing is an essential element of modern nursing practice. Nurses require an understanding of research appraisal and critical thinking skills. However, evidence suggests that many nurses lack confidence in these skills. Lecturer observation of post-registration nurses undertaking a ‘top-up’ degree corroborated this and identified weaknesses in research utilisation skills. As a result a single round of an action research model was undertaken. This research aimed to explore the views of these nurses on the impact of the journal club on perceived confidence in appraising and utilising research within the academic environment. Seven undergraduate post-registration intensive care nurses participated in the study during 2014. Focus groups were used to collect data pre and post the journal club programme. Data were analysed using thematic and descriptive data analysis. As a result of the programme, participants reported an increase in confidence following completion of the journal club programme. This study identifies that in this context, participation in a journal club programme improves the confidence of undergraduate post-registration nurses’ skills in engaging with clinical research.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Whiting, D. (2015) 'Fostering confidence in critical thinking and research appraisal skills through Journal Club participation: an action research study' Journal of pedagogic development 5 (2) 16
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558834
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/162/242
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhiting, Deanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T09:47:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-03T09:47:04Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.citationWhiting, D. (2015) 'Fostering confidence in critical thinking and research appraisal skills through Journal Club participation: an action research study' Journal of pedagogic development 5 (2) 16en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/558834en
dc.description.abstractEvidence based nursing is an essential element of modern nursing practice. Nurses require an understanding of research appraisal and critical thinking skills. However, evidence suggests that many nurses lack confidence in these skills. Lecturer observation of post-registration nurses undertaking a ‘top-up’ degree corroborated this and identified weaknesses in research utilisation skills. As a result a single round of an action research model was undertaken. This research aimed to explore the views of these nurses on the impact of the journal club on perceived confidence in appraising and utilising research within the academic environment. Seven undergraduate post-registration intensive care nurses participated in the study during 2014. Focus groups were used to collect data pre and post the journal club programme. Data were analysed using thematic and descriptive data analysis. As a result of the programme, participants reported an increase in confidence following completion of the journal club programme. This study identifies that in this context, participation in a journal club programme improves the confidence of undergraduate post-registration nurses’ skills in engaging with clinical research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/162/242en
dc.subjectX210 Research skillsen
dc.subjectaction researchen
dc.subjectjournal cluben
dc.subjectresearch appraisalen
dc.subjectcritical thinkingen
dc.titleFostering confidence in critical thinking and research appraisal skills through Journal Club participation: an action research studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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