Each of the eight areas had to be transposed into measurable
. There was a great deal more to be done before he was
finally satisfied, but Table 3 illustrates how he began.Gilbert now had a framework within which he could identify
the different areas about which he needed information. The eight
topics had been developed into statements but they needed further development before they were ready to be incorporated into
a questionnaire. He decided to produce guiding questions for
each of the above eight areas and we've selected the first of the
eight categories, admission criteria
, as an example of the way
the questions expanded the topic.
Guiding questions on 'admission criteria'
|1. ||Did the students feel that their secondary education had adequately prepared them for their nursing studies?|
|2. ||Of those who replied positively to (1), what was their educational background prior to joining this course of study (that is
the Diploma in Nursing)?|
|3. ||What were the students' perceptions of existing academic