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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.

Finding the stories: a novice qualitative researcher learns to analyse narrative...

Background Qualitative research skills, especially those used in narrative inquiry, are...

Content validation of the evidence-based nursing practice assessment tool

Background The authors designed the evidence-based nursing practice assessment tool (EBNPAT...

Challenges in adapting a survey: ensuring cross-cultural equivalence

Background The increase in the number of international research studies means more surveys...

A reflection on the challenges in interviewing Arab participants

Background Cultural beliefs and ways of thinking need to be considered when interviewing...

Using hermeneutic phenomenology and the ethnographic principle of cultural...

Background The interpretive paradigm and hermeneutic phenomenological design are the most...

Reflections of a black African insider researcher

Background There is a growing body of literature providing reflective accounts and critical...

The use of the Medical Research Council framework in the study of complex interventions...

Background Nursing care addresses several complex interventions and international research...

Recruiting and engaging African-American men in health research

Background Improving the health of black and minority ethnic (BME) men in the US continues...

Disseminating research information through Facebook and Twitter (DRIFT): presenting an...

The internet and social media have become a large part of everyday life for many people...

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),...

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...

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