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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.

Introduction to positivism, interpretivism and critical theory

Background There are three commonly known philosophical research paradigms used to guide...

The search for understanding: the role of paradigms

Background Kuhn’s ( 1962 ) acknowledgement of a paradigm as a way that scientists make sense...

Making sense of concept analysis

Background Concept analysis is frequently the first step novice nurse researchers take when...

Using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics...

Background Phenomenology is a useful methodological approach in qualitative nursing research...

Using diaries to collect data in phenomenological research

Background Collecting data in phenomenological research can be difficult and an often under-...

Core story creation: analysing narratives to construct stories for learning

Background Educational research uses narrative enquiry to gain and interpret people’s...

A nurse researcher’s guide to reflexive interviewing

Background In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing students...

Use of pragmatism to explore women’s experiences of traumatic brain injury: a...

Background Although more men than women sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI),...

Emotion work in qualitative research: interviewing parents about neonatal care

Background ‘Emotion work’ is a term used to describe the emotional responses that may arise...

How helpful are mnemonics in the development of a research question?

Background The formulation of a research question is a vital first step in the research...

Determining the optimal cut-off scores for the Workplace Bullying Inventory

Background Over the past two decades, there has been considerable research into workplace...

Social media as a recruitment strategy: using Twitter to explore young people’s mental...

Background The development of a recruitment strategy requires nurse researchers to consider...

A framework for an asset-informed approach to service mapping

Background Asset-informed approaches are increasingly emphasised in public health, but...

Maximising nurses’ and midwives’ response rates to surveys

Background Low response rates to surveys have been a long-standing issue in research. This...

The use of phenomenology in mental health nursing research

Background Historically, mental health research has been strongly influenced by the...

The use of van Kaam’s psychophenomenological method to interpret the meaning of...

Background Phenomenology is a suitable method for investigating people’s experiences and van...

Preparing direct care nurses to function as research coordinators in a heart failure...

Background Nurses interviewed heart failure patients admitted to two rural hospitals, to...

Using videoed workshops in interdisciplinary research with people who have disabilities

Background Internationally, interdisciplinary research is advocated in healthcare. Such...

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