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.

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...

Hermeneutic inquiry: insights into the process of interviewing

Interviewing is a popular research method, closely associated with hermeneutic...

Planning and conducting focus group research with nurses

Focus groups are increasingly popular in nursing research. However, proper care and...

Member checking and Heideggerian phenomenology: a redundant component

Although member-checking has long been accepted as the gold standard in...

Phenomenological approaches: challenges and choices

Phenomenology is a recognised approach for investigating experiences in health...

Graphics for dissemination of meta-analyses to staff nurses

Meta-analytic findings can be useful to nurses seeking research results to guide...

Exploring the effect of conducting sensitive research

The term ‘sensitive research’ has become recognised in health and social care...

Introducing a new model of emergency department-based mental health care

This article highlights the importance of the three-phase process used to develop...

Deciding on a mixed-methods design in a doctoral study

Research in social science, including nursing, can be broadly split into two main...

Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice

This article examines the many ethical challenges that are specific to qualitative...

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