The purposes of this study were to explore the contents of domestic nursing master theses and to compare the differences of these theses completed between the period of 1991 to 1995 and 1996 to 2000. A Total of 687 theses were collected from the Social Science Information Center and the National Library. One hundred and two of them have been published in journals. The results of the content analysis showed that there were 167 theses (24.3%) completed between 1991 and 1995. There were 520 theses (75.7%) completed between 1996 and 2000, with 60 of them (11.5%) being published in journals. The major topic of these theses were in nursing practice (72.2%). All of the theses have described research purposes, completed literature reviews, and 81.5% of them have presented research framework. Research methods mainly focused on survey (60.11%). The expert validity test was performed in 81.7% of the theses. The Cronbach's a test was perform for internal reliability in 72.2% of them. Data were collected by questionnaires in 69.1% of them. Statistical analysis included frequency distribution (88.4%), bivariate correlations (64.9%), and ANOVA test (58.8%). Nursing master students are encouraged to have their theses published when they are undergoing oral examination for degrees.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2003|