Reading statistics in nursing research: A self-study CD-ROM module

Deborah C. Messecar, Catherine Van Son, Katherine O'Meara

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A statistics CD-ROM tutorial program was developed to replace a classroom course with several self-study modules. For the CD-ROM delivery method, students were asked to complete a Likert-type questionnaire with response options similar to those used for end-of-course evaluations at the nursing school. Ratings ranged from 1 to 5, with 1 equaling outstanding and 5 equaling completely unsatisfactory. Ratings for the CD-ROM were compared with those of a Web-based course taught the prior year. Mean satisfaction ratings of Web-based delivery of content was low due to technical problems with the Internet courseware used. Overall satisfaction with the CD-ROM for students who used all the components was improved substantially, compared to the Web-based delivery method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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