Interpretive Evaluation in Nursing Education: Student’s Perception

Latha, T (2011) Interpretive Evaluation in Nursing Education: Student’s Perception. In: National Conference on “Redesigning Clinical Teaching – Role of a Clinical Teacher” , 04-05 Jan 2011, Calicut, Kerala. (Submitted)

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Interpretive evaluation is an effective tool for the evaluation of higher learning outcomes, but it is one of the least explored areas in nursing research. Interpretive exercises are used commonly as a method to evaluate higher learning outcomes. The evidence exists about the importance of evaluation and its implication in improving the learning outcomes. Learning is more effective when the proper evaluation method is used. Objective: The objective of the study was to find out the opinion of the B.Sc. nursing student about the usefulness of interpretive evaluation in nursing. Method: The investigator used a descriptive survey design and the study was conducted in a college of Nursing among 64 students of 2nd year B.Sc. nursing using purposive sampling method. The tools used were baseline proforma and opinionnaire on interpretive evaluation. The tools were validated by seven experts. Opinionnaire on interpretive evaluation had 10 statements. Data were analyzed using frequency and percentage. Result: The result showed that majority 53 (83%) of the students were female, aged between 19-20 years 54 (84%) and have passed first year B.Sc. nursing degree examination with first class 45(70%). The analysis of opinionnaire on interpretive evaluation showed that 100 % of the students agreed that interpretive evaluation stimulates critical thinking and it makes them learn more actively. Majority (98.1%) students agreed and prefer to have interpretive evaluation method of learning to improve their clinical knowledge. Most, 96.6% of the students agreed that interpretive evaluation are interesting to work on it, whereas 95.3% of the students recommends to have this type of evaluation for physical assessment of their patient.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 05:00
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 05:00

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