Ends In View

By the end of this learning activity students will:

  • Explore feasible approaches to sampling, data collection and analysis.
  • Choose data collection strategies that are congruent with the study purpose.
  • Choose data analysis approaches that are congruent with the study purpose.
  • Develop a process for data collection and analysis for the project based on literature.
  • Justify the appropriateness of selected data collection and analysis strategies within the project.
  • Demonstrate rigour in the process selected for the project.
  • Contribute to the development of success criteria for the project. 


These ends in view are designed to help students meet the following course learning objectives:


Outcome Objective
3. Enact practices and protocols for examining a chosen topic of inquiry. A. Plan a project that will examine a specific nursing issue in depth.

C. Based on the purpose of the project, justify the most appropriate project design.

D. Contribute to the development of success criteria for course projects.

4. Demonstrate ethical critical inquiry in relation to new knowledge and technologies that change, enhance or support nursing disciplinary members. D. Recognize the procedures that are used to protect human rights within the research process.

E. Demonstrate respect for participants’ capacity for self-determination.

F. Plan to protect the rights of vulnerable subjects.

5. Create a product to demonstrate the application and integration of nursing inquiry processes. A. Apply the research process to a project.

B. Create a product that contributes to a new understanding of nursing knowledge.

6. Engage in professional collegial discourse and sharing of ideas to support a culture that supports nursing inquiry. B. Present the sections of the research project in a logical way, which align with the specific purpose of the project.


In Preparation

    • Review the literature about how to collect and analyse data for your selected project.
      • For research proposals, there is a book by Creswell on reserve (older edition) that is recommended.
      • For literature reviews, this open textbook is recommended.
      • You are not limited to these recommendations. Use your skills to find and use other sources of information to meet your needs. The library databases are full of good sources. YouTube also has some good information. Ensure you are using reputable sources.
    • Suggest videos or resources for your peers

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    • Review the project rubric and contribute to it.
    • Refine your project based on feedback from previous work.


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Attend the live session or view the recording. During the live session we will:

  • Explore resources posted by peers.
  • Discuss student projects.
  • Announcements:
    • New option to promote collegial discourse (see LA 10).
    • Poster Day: November 22 from 9 am to 3 pm.
    • Project due dates in November. The most popular choice is November 22.
    • Complete the academic integrity form.
    • Grade negotiation updates.
  • Discuss the project rubric.
    • Project submission inside of Moodle. You can submit your self-evaluation and work (or link to the work) in the same dropbox. For posters, you can submit your self-evaluation with pictures of your poster.
  • Identify and address some of the challenges students are facing in the course.


Progress to Praxis (Participation) 

  • Outline your planned methods of sampling, data collection and analysis.
  • Use the grading criteria here as a guide.
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