Paula Roberts

reviews and round-up

A regular look at recent publications and forthcoming events, courses and information relevant to health care and nursing research

Requesting access for research purposes: issues and guidelines

One of the main considerations in the early stages of the research process is the request for access to research participants. This important stage can yield profitable results or be a source of frustration. Leslie Woods and Paula Roberts discuss issues involved in requesting access, together with suggested guidelines to facilitate the process

An overview of three different approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data....

In this paper, the first of two, Helena Priest, Paula Roberts and Leslie Woods discuss the essential features and methods inherent within three approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data. An overview of three methodologies commonly used in nursing and healthcare research is presented: grounded theory, qualitative content analysis and narrative analysis. The paper considers the philosophical bases of the three methods and the principles inherent within each analytical approach. Key stages and steps are presented and described

An overview of three different approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data....

This paper continues the discussion of the essential features and methods inherent within three approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data presented in Part 1 (Priest et al 2002). Leslie Woods, Helena Priest and Paula Roberts explore the use of grounded theory, qualitative content analysis and narrative analysis through the use of an illustrative example

Research round-up

This text, the product of the British Health Technology Assessment Research Programme, brings together a unique collection of state of the art authorative chapters relating to methods in evidence based healthcare.

Research round-up

A regular look at forthcoming events, courses, new publications and information relevant to nursing research

Research round-up

A regular look at forthcoming events, courses and information relevant to nursing research.