The Cookie Experiment Revisited: Broadened Dimensions for Teaching Nursing Research

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Denise Côté-Arsenault, Professor; Department Chair (Parent & Child Nursing) (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Nurse educators face the ongoing challenge of presenting increasingly complex nursing research methods to undergraduate and graduate students. The cookie experiment, a unique teaching strategy developed more than a decade ago by Thiel, has been refined and expanded to include hands-on quantitative and qualitative components while also serving as a way to lessen students’ phobias about research. This creative and effective teaching strategy provides a user-friendly format that can be adapted as needed to present both basic and complex research concepts. The authors present this teaching strategy and discuss its applicability to undergraduate and graduate courses.

Additional Information

Nurse Educator, 25, 294-296
Language: English
Date: 2000
nurse education, research methods, cookie experiment, teaching strategy

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