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Understanding Doctoral Nursing Students' Experiences of Blended Learning: A Qualitative Study

Abstract

The concept of blended learning in the field of nursing and medicine has been accepted. Blended learning has been extensively used thanks to the development of communication technologies and the availability of Internet services. Meanwhile, experiences-based research, by all accounts, can help the expansion of such a learning modality. Therefore, this study was designed to explain nursing doctoral students’ experiences of blended learning. To attain this goal, a descriptive phenomenology method was used to illustrate experiences as they are experienced by the participants in the study. With regard to the nature of the investigated phenomena and the existing methods for the inductive analysis, Colaizzi’s method of data analysis was used. The findings of the study led to the discovery of three main themes: "failure", "synergy" and "specific interaction". Each of the themes has been further divided into some sub-themes.

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Published2016-12-14
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Doctoral student Nursing Experiences Blended learning Descriptive phenomenology

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Emami Sigaroudi A, Ghiyasvandian S, Nikbakht Nasabadi A. Understanding Doctoral Nursing Students’ Experiences of Blended Learning: A Qualitative Study. Acta Med Iran. 54(11):743-749.