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.

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

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

The challenges in researching rare diseases and possible solutions

Using legitimation criteria to establish rigour in sequential mixed-methods research

Legitimation criteria enable researchers to maintain quality throughout their studies

Using exploratory factor analysis to define levels of ontology in critical realism

How exploratory factor analysis can help define the domains of ontology in critical realism

Psychoanalytically informed research interviewing: notes on the free association...

How to carry out and analyse research interviews informed by psychoanalysis

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature

A reintroduction to concurrent analysis

Application and tailoring of Colaizzi’s phenomenological approach to a hospital setting

Validating findings is an important part of research methodology

Exploring the challenges of using electronic health record systems in nursing research

Consistent and comparable electronic health record systems are important

The conceptual framework and the iterative elements of doctoral nursing research design

The research design element should reflect the iterative reality of the process

Constructivist grounded theory in mental-health recovery in multi-ethnic environments

CGT provides a flexible but systematic approach for multi-ethnic environments

Validity and reliability of the psychometric properties of a child abuse questionnaire

The tools used to examine this concept need to be reliable and valid

Use of focus group data from countries with linguistic differences

Exploring contemporary examples of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data

Ethical considerations when conducting research with young people with disabilities

Ethical issues on access, recruitment, consent, anonymity, confidentiality and other issues

Using group concept mapping to explore the complexities of managing children’s care

The method can not only be appealing, but useful in aiding practice development

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