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.

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...

From Darwin to constructivism: the evolution of grounded theory

Aim To explore the evolution of grounded theory and equip the reader with a greater...

Using grounded theory to create a substantive theory of promoting schoolchildren’s...

Aim To discuss the creation of a substantive theory using grounded theory. This...

An introduction to Q methodology

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

Development of an appraisal tool to evaluate strength of an instrument or outcome...

Aim To devise a framework to enable the grading of the psychometric strength of...

Research approaches related to phenomenology: negotiating a complex landscape

Aim To provide a comprehensive overview of the many research approaches related to...

The ‘auto/biographical’ method and its potential to contribute to nursing research

Aim To discuss the potential contribution of ‘auto/ biography’ to nursing research...

Linking aims, paradigm and method in nursing research

Aim To explore the use of paradigms as ontological and philosophical guides for...

Methodological triangulation: an approach to understanding data

Aim To describe the use of methodological triangulation in a study of how people...

Pyschometric testing of the Family Impact of Pain Scale using a sample of families in...

Aim To test the psychometric properties of the Family Impact of Pain Scale (FIPS)...

Challenging the reported disadvantages of e-questionnaires and addressing...

Aim To review the advantages and disadvantages of e-questionnaires, and question...

Mind maps: establishing ‘trustworthiness’ in qualitative research

Aim To present the use of mind maps as a way of seeking participant verification of...

Philosophy of phenomenology: how understanding aids research

Aim To assist the researcher in understanding the similarities and differences...

Methodological considerations for studying social processes

Aim To discuss the nature of and considerations in the study of social processes....

Investigating patients’ experiences: methodological usefulness of interpretive...

Aim To demonstrate the methodological usefulness of interpretive interactionism by...

Applying the Pictor technique to research interviews with people affected by advanced...

Aim To outline some of the challenges facing people affected by advanced disease...

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