Data Collection Tasks
Course Content Related to Chronic Wounds in Nursing Degree Programs in Spain
The content of any given course determines the ability of a course to prepare students to take up tasks in a given profession. Nursing programs should have a course content, which enables the learners to take up the different roles of a nurse (Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszyn, 2014). Romero-Collado and his colleagues conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study to analyze content related to chronic wounds in nursing degree programs in Spain. The authors examined the degree programs provided by different teaching centers in Spain, which award a degree in nursing. This paper aims to analyze the data collection procedures in a research work.
Data Collection Tasks
- Analysis of the nursing program information
- Analysis of the content of each course
- Reviewing course information in case of discrepancy
- Data collection forms
- Elective courses analysis
The authors set out to find the information in the RUCT concerning the degree in nursing program. Each author analyzed the information contained in the course content as described through various course description strategies by the different schools. They visited the web page for each center and assessed data that was available online including the program and course content. Two researchers were set to analyze the course content for each of the programs or syllabus. The researchers executed the task independently and later evaluated the data together and reached a consensus. There was a third researcher during the study whose role was to review information about a given course whenever there was a discrepancy in the findings of the two researchers (Romero-Collado et al, 2015). The two researchers evaluated the data separately and discussed together, and the third researcher would be involved in case of a disagreement between the two.
The researchers designed data collection forms, which they would use for the study to record the data. The forms contained information regarding online access to programs and the number of required courses. The forms also captured information on those classes that were entirely committed to chronic wounds in addition to those courses with some content related to chronic wounds. Data collection also involved the identification of those courses that were optional for the students to take (Romero-Collado et al, 2015). The authors determined the courses related to chronic wounds that the students could pursue out of their will.
Iwasiw, C. L., Goldenberg, D., & Andrusyszyn, M. A. (2014). Curriculum development in nursing education. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Romero-Collado, A., Raurell-Torreda, M., Zabaleta-del-Olmo, E., Homs-Romero, E., & Bertran-Noguer, C. (2015). Course content related to chronic wounds in nursing degree programs in Spain. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 51-61. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12106