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 vignettes to investigate anger in multiple sclerosis

The physical effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) mean participating in research...

Using social exchange theory to guide successful study recruitment and retention

Participant attrition (withdrawal or loss after entering a study) is a major threat...

Bracketing – practical considerations in Husserlian phenomenological research

Nursing research leans heavily towards naturalism, with phenomenology commonly...

Phenomenology and participant feedback: convention or contention?

Steps to enhance the rigour of qualitative research are much debated in nursing...

Understanding phenomenology

Phenomenology is a philosophic attitude and research approach. Its primary position...

Developing and testing attitude scales around IT

Information technology (IT) is an integral component of the healthcare delivery...

Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research

Grounded theory methods can help to generate a theoretical explanation of social...

An exploration of the origin of classic grounded theory

In grounded theory, assumptions and paradigms underpin the approach giving the...

Systematic review protocols: an introduction

Systematic reviews are a thorough and efficient method of appraising literature and...

A research routine to assess bias introduced by low response rates in postal surveys

Low response rates to postal surveys potentially bias study results. We used three...

Reconciling methodological approaches of survey and focus group

The aim of research, be it qualitative or quantitative is either to predict,...

Seeing both the forest and the trees: a process for tracking individual responses in...

Focus groups are a popular component of nursing research. While they have their...

Uses of a research diary: learning reflectively, developing understanding and...

The author of this paper started a research diary to provide transparency to her...

Issues in using methodological triangulation in research

This paper describes how methodological triangulation was used in two nursing...

Involving children and young people in the development of art-based research tools

In this article, the authors describe how they worked with children and young...

Conducting research on acute mental health admission wards

A group of researchers investigated medication (drug) rounds on mental health...

Tips on overlapping confidence intervals and univariate linear models

In randomised controlled trials, an overlap of confidence intervals is often cited...

A new critical framework for applying hermeneutic phenomenology

Phenomenological research seeks to understand how individuals perceive and make...

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