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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.

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...

Choosing between Glaser and Strauss: an example

Choosing between Glaserian and Straussian grounded theory when selecting a...

Practical strategies to avoid the pitfalls in grounded theory research

How can grounded theory researchers develop integrated conceptual analysis? In this...

Classic grounded theory: a framework for contemporary application

While undertaking a qualitative exploration of the role of lecturers in helping...

The role and place of knowledge and literature in grounded theory

Grounded theory has existed for more than 40 years and has proved a successful and...

Participant overexposure and the role of researcher judgement

Ethical conduct discussion often focuses on decisions made before and during the...

Exploring how Heideggerian philosophy underpins phenomenolgical research

This paper demonstrates the methodological implications of using Heideggerian...

Development of a violence tool in the emergency hospital setting

Violence against nurses is an on-going issue in healthcare settings, and is...

The concept analysis of therapeutic misconception

The concept of therapeutic misconception is explored following the Wilson method of...

Who am I and what am I doing? Becoming a qualitative research interviewer

Qualitative research can be influenced by the researcher’s role in the study. Here...

Nursing research or research nursing? Two separate terms, two separate careers

The terms ‘nursing research’ and ‘research nursing’ are often confused, although...

Clarifying case study research: examples from practice

Increasingly, nurse researchers are using case studies to explore phenomena in...

Preparing for thesis and viva: some practicalities

Presenting a thesis and then undertaking the viva is challenging even for the most...

Research in prison: a researcher-practitioner’s view

The prevalence of physical and mental health problems is high in prisoners compared...

Narrative and narrative enquiry in health and social sciences

Increasingly, narrative and life story are being used in health and social sciences...

Storytelling: an approach that can help to develop resilience

Stories convey values and emotions, and can reveal the differences and similarities between...

Storytelling in risk management

The safe and competent use of complex medical devices requires training for...

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