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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.

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,...

Asking sensitive questions: accessing the ‘private’ account

People living with faecal incontinence (FI) are often reluctant to talk to family...

An exploration of intent for narrative methods of inquiry

This article discusses the purpose, process and usefulness of narrative-based research....

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...

Presenting with precision: preparing and delivering a polished conference presentation

Conference presentations are increasingly recognised as a mechanism for the...

Focus groups: principles and process

Focus groups have been used by researchers in the social and behavioural sciences...

Rigour in qualitative research: mechanisms for control

Qualitative research methods are accepted as congruent with and relevant to the...

The family research interview

Family researchers enter a sacred space in which the most intimate, formative and...

From substantive theory towards a family nursing scale

This paper describes the process of developing and testing a family nursing scale...

An interprofessional approach to the ethics of undertaking research with children

Ethics has been defined as moral principles that in the context of research pertain...

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