Exploring nursing educators' use of theory and methods in search for evidence based credibility in nursing education

Beccaria, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9418-4597 and Kek, Megan Y.C.A. and Huijser, Henk (2018) Exploring nursing educators' use of theory and methods in search for evidence based credibility in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 65. pp. 60-66. ISSN 0260-6917


Objectives: In this paper, a review of nursing education literature is employed to ascertain the extent to which nursing educators apply theory to their research, as well as the types of theory they employ. In addition, the use of research methodologies in the nursing education literature is explored. Design: An integrative review. Methods: A systematic search was conducted for English-language, peer reviewed publications of any research design via Academic Search Complete, Science Direct, CINAHL, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition databases from 2001 to 2016, of which 140 were reviewed. Findings: The findings suggest that within current nursing education literature the scholarship of discovery, and the exploration of epistemologies other than nursing, in particular as they relate to teaching and learning, shows significant potential for expansion and diversification. Conclusions: The analysis highlights opportunities for nursing educators to incorporate broader theoretical, pedagogical, methodological and philosophical perspectives within teaching and the scholarship of teaching.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 04:54
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2022 04:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing education; theory; research
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.02.032
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33891

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