Graduate students report that nursing research courses are challenging. When the idea of a code book is introduced, they often are confused. To help students understand the contribution of a code book to an investigation and the connection between instruments for data collection, measurement, and preparation of data for computerization, the author created a teaching strategy on code book construction.
Author affiliation: Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Corresponding Author: Dr Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, La Salle University, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA 19141 (firstname.lastname@example.org).