Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Philosophy

Introduction to positivism, interpretivism and critical theory

Background There are three commonly known philosophical research paradigms used to guide...

Paradigms

The search for understanding: the role of paradigms

Background Kuhn’s ( 1962 ) acknowledgement of a paradigm as a way that scientists make sense...

Concept analysis

Making sense of concept analysis

Background Concept analysis is frequently the first step novice nurse researchers take when...

Analysing data

Using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics...

Background Phenomenology is a useful methodological approach in qualitative nursing research...

Diaries

Using diaries to collect data in phenomenological research

Background Collecting data in phenomenological research can be difficult and an often under-...

Core stories

Core story creation: analysing narratives to construct stories for learning

Background Educational research uses narrative enquiry to gain and interpret people’s...

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