Education & CPD

Academic Writing Skills and Research Appraisal Simplified


* These prices include online discounts - prices may be higher if booked over the phone or in person.

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  •   Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme will introduce participants to a range of skills which are essential when completing academic studies. It will explore evidence-based practice (EBP), which provides nurses and midwives with a method to use critically appraised and
scientifically proven evidence, thus ensuring that practice is based on the most up-to-date appraised evidence. An overview will be provided on information resources, such as journals and databases. Guidance will be provided on methods for critically appraising both qualitative and quantitative studies. Skills for incorporating analysis and critique in written assignments will also be illustrated and various referencing styles will be presented and demonstrated.
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Academic Reading and Writing
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:45
    Critical Analysis of Qualitive and Quantitative Studies
  • 13:30
  • 14:00
    E-learning Information Resources
  • 14:45
    Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • 15:45
    Questions and Answers
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Royal College of Nursing Referencing Guide .

  2. Rohan, A., (2013) The Write Method , World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery, pp 39.

  3. Fowler, J., (2007) Reflective writing, thinking and writing at masters level: a reflective passage, British Journal of Nursing, pp 887-90.

  4. Rose, J., (2011) Get to the point, Nursing Standard, pp 61.

  5. Thompson, A. & Horne, C., (2011) It’s Academic, Nursing Standard, pp 6.

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