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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.

Focus groups vs interviews

Exchanging focus groups for individual interviews when collecting qualitative data

Background Focus group data are created through interactions between participants whereas...

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

Background Traditional approaches to research can sometimes face difficulties in engaging...

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey

Background Phenomenology can often be used as a general approach in studies exploring ‘...

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms

Background Consensus methods such as Delphi studies or the group nominal method have long...

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and Native American communities

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and...

Background Collaborative partnerships are increasingly recognised as valuable and essential...

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies

Background Case studies are widely used in the social sciences to explore complex phenomena...

Feminist storytelling research

A four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research

Background Storytelling is a contemporary research method increasingly used in qualitative...

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded...

Background Developing a conceptual framework to underpin the design of qualitative research...

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development...

Background For novice Q methodology researchers, the development of the concourse is...

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study

Background Selecting and applying an appropriate theoretical model is essential in research...

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection regulation and retrospective reviews of patients’ data

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection...

Background The European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect...

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

Background Philosophical principles should guide how research is designed, conducted and...

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

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

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

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

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 from the literature: a...

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

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