How we teach and what we teach is being questioned by multiple stakeholders in higher education, including the public at large. Given these forces, Scientific Inquiry in Nursing Education addresses the quality of the scholarship and research evidence on which nurse faculty have been basing their teaching practices.
In order to fill a gap in nursing research, this book offers a perspective that focuses scientific inquiry directly on teaching practice. Multiple audiences will benefit from the guidance provided in these chapters:
- Nurse scientists interested in designing, conducting, and using pedagogical research
- Doctoral students, both PhD and DNP, for their research
- Novice, experienced, and seasoned nurse faculty who want to conduct research in nursing education
This book is designed for those who want to advance the science of nursing education in order to effectively teach and prepare nursing students as competent practitioners, no matter the level of their education.
Chapter 1: Researching Nursing Education
Chapter 2: The Role of Theory in Nursing Education Research
Chapter 3: Generating the Research Evidence
Chapter 4: Measuring Educational Concepts
Chapter 5: Design-based Educational Research in Nursing
Chapter 6: Ethical Inquiry in Research in Nursing Education
Chapter 7: Managing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data
Chapter 8: Evidence-Based Teaching: Moving Evidence into Practice
Chapter 9: Generating Simulation Evidence
Chapter 10: Creating Evidence for Distance Education in Nursing