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.

Involving patients and the public in research

Aim To present the actions taken by the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network...

Preparing and conducting interviews to collect data

Aim To describe three styles of interviews and discuss issues regarding planning...

Nurse-led trials of medical devices: general principles and good practice

Aim To provide an overview of governance issues relating to medical-device trials...

Randomised controlled trials: an introduction for nurse researchers

Aim To present an overview of the main components of randomised controlled trials...

Capturing clinician-client interaction: development of the 4D&4R observational tool

Implications for practice

Aim To report on the development of an observation tool...

The obser-view: a method of generating data and learning

Aim To introduce the ‘obser-view’ qualitative research method and to show how obser...

The internet as a medium for health services research. Part 2

Aim To enable readers to make an informed decision about whether online research...

Rigour in qualitative case-study research

Aim To provide examples of a qualitative multiple case study to illustrate the specific...

How case-study research can help to explain implementation of the nurse practitioner...

Aim To discuss how case-study research was undertaken to explain the implementation...

The internet as a medium for health service research. Part 1

Aim To show what needs to be determined to ascertain whether an online research...

A comparison of survey methods in studies of the nurse workforce

Aim To compare and contrast postal and internet surveys in studies of nurse...

Enabling research cultures in nursing: insights from a multidisciplinary group of...

Aim To identify characteristics of enabling and disabling research cultures.

The use of focused ethnography in nursing research

Aim To provide an overview of the relevance and strengths of focused ethnography in...

An introduction to Q methodology

Aim To explain Q methodology, an untraditional approach to nursing research, by...

Conducting research into hidden or hard-to-reach populations

Aim To explore the problems involved in conducting research with populations that...

Use of reflexivity in a mixed-methods study

Aim To present a novice researcher’s use of a reflective research diary in the...

How to develop a patient and carer advisory group in stroke care research

Aim The aim of this paper is to inform and advise researchers on the practical...

To what extent can people with communication difficulties contribute to health research?

Aim To present an approach to involving people with communication disorders in...

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