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.

Using an auto/biographical approach to investigate nurses’ learning

Aim To develop methodological discussion about an ‘auto/biographical’ approach used...

Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 2

Aim In this paper, the choice of classic grounded theory will be discussed and...

Assessing the effect of a complex psychosocial intervention: a methodological note on...

Aim Guidelines describing how to carry out a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...

Demystifying nursing research terminology. Part 1

Aim This article aims to provide clear explanations of the research approaches...

Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 1

Aim The decision to use grounded theory is not an easy one and this article aims to...

Applying a contemporary grounded theory methodology

Aim The aim of this paper is to discuss the application of a contemporary grounded...

Rigour and grounded theory

Aim This paper explores ways to enhance and demonstrate rigour in a grounded theory...

Responding to reviewers’ comments as part of writing for publication

Aims The aim of this paper is to provide a resource for authors to help them in...

Methodological and ethical challenges in investigating the safety of medication...

Aim The aim of this article is to highlight some of the methodological and ethical...

Analysing narrative data using McCormack’s Lenses

Aim In health and social care research, pure naturalistic enquiry often seeks to...

Interpretative phenomenological analysis: a discussion and critique

Aim The aim of this article is to examine the approach of interpretative...

Critical ethnography: extending attention to bias and reinforcement of dominant power...

Aim Many forms of critical theory shape nursing research. One approach that is...

Methodological considerations in cohort study designs

Aim This paper discusses the methodological considerations inherent in the use of...

Trends in hypothesis testing and related variables in nursing research: a retrospective...

Aim To compare the inclusion and the influences of selected variables on hypothesis...

NVivo 8 and consistency in data analysis: reflecting on the use of a qualitative data...

Aim Qualitative data analysis is a complex process and demands clear thinking on...

Theoretical versus pragmatic design in qualitative research

For many years, discussions of the relative merits of generic and theoretical...

Qualitative data analysis: the framework approach

Qualitative methods are invaluable for exploring the complexities of health care...

Development and validation of the Child-to-Mother Violence Scale

This article describes the development and tests the reliability and validity of a...

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