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.

Constructing a middle-range theory to explain the uptake of hepatitis C tests in prison

Developing middle-range theories requires an understanding of data collected and subject area

A simplified approach to critically appraising research evidence

The ability to understand and evaluate research builds strong evidence-based practitioners

A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique

This article provides a rationale for selecting nominal group technique as a research method

Methodological issues when using photo-elicitation in qualitative research

This article discusses the significance of photo-elicitation in qualitative research

A practical example of exploratory factor analysis and critical realism

How exploratory factor analysis can link levels of ontology in critical realism

Misclassification and measurement error – planning a study and interpreting results

Understanding effects of measurement error will enable researchers to interpret study results

When and how to use factorial design in nursing research

Determining the effects of combinations of interventions in clinical research

Use of modified Delphi and risk of chronological bias in clinical research interventions

Raising awareness of the potential to introduce a chronological bias as a confounder

Complementing the P-value from null-hypothesis significance testing with a Bayes factor...

Reporting a Bayes factor to complement a P-value adds interpretive value to research

‘Statistical significance’ in research: wider strategies to interpret findings

Researchers need to focus on reporting meaningful research findings

Self-care while undertaking qualitative nursing research

There should be more awareness about potential risks of such research into sensitive topics

Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

The challenges a novice researcher faced when collecting data using narrative interviews

Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurse researchers and is it a problem?

Imposter syndrome can be unsettling, particularly with specific exposure or peer review

Clinical academic research internships for nurses and allied health professionals

Determining facilitators and barriers to nurses’ participation and engagement in internships

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

The benefits of applying a theoretical framework to a research project

Presenting research reflexivity in your PhD thesis

This article highlights the importance of reflexivity in research

Approaches to reviewing the literature in grounded theory: a framework

An overview of grounded theory and how different approaches might tackle literature reviews

A methodology to measure time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs

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