Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Research

The challenges of researching drug-related emergency department presentations using...

Background Health research through review of medical charts is a useful way to understand...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Background A fundamental decision when planning a study is the selection of the most...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Background Grounded theory is one of the most widely used qualitative research methodologies...

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Background It is critically important to determine the effectiveness of an intervention...

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

Background While questionnaires and scales are some of the simplest methods of collecting...

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument from the literature: a...

Background Measurement tools are a common method to collect data in observational and survey...

Can virtual learning environments be used as research platforms?

Can virtual learning environments be used as research platforms?

Background Many higher education institutions use virtual learning environments (VLEs), with...

Practical impressions of interpretative phenomenological analysis from the novice’s standpoint

Practical impressions of interpretative phenomenological analysis from the novice’s...

Background Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an approach to qualitative...

A review of the non-equivalent control group post-test-only design

A review of the non-equivalent control group post-test-only design

Background Quantitative research designs are broadly classified as either experimental or...

Silence

Screaming silences: lessons from the application of a new research framework

Background The Silences Framework ( Serrant-Green 2011 ) originated from research exploring...

Data analysis

Using the framework approach to analyse qualitative data: a worked example

Background Data management and analysis are crucial stages in research, particularly...

Giving voice to adults with intellectual disabilities and experience of mental ill-health: validity of a psychosocial approach

Giving voice to adults with intellectual disabilities and experience of mental ill-...

Background Mental ill-health is more prevalent among adults with intellectual disabilities (...

A systematic review of structural equation modelling in nursing research

Background A growing number of nursing studies have used structural equation modelling (SEM...

Using ‘draw, write and tell’ to understand children’s health-related experiences

Background In recognising the capability and rights of children to express their experiences...

Finding the stories: a novice qualitative researcher learns to analyse narrative...

Background Qualitative research skills, especially those used in narrative inquiry, are...

Content validation of the evidence-based nursing practice assessment tool

Background The authors designed the evidence-based nursing practice assessment tool (EBNPAT...

Challenges in adapting a survey: ensuring cross-cultural equivalence

Background The increase in the number of international research studies means more surveys...

A reflection on the challenges in interviewing Arab participants

Background Cultural beliefs and ways of thinking need to be considered when interviewing...

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