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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.

A novice researcher’s reflection on recruiting participants for qualitative research

Background This paper is a reflection by a PhD candidate on her qualitative study involving...

When study participants are vulnerable: getting and keeping the right team

Background Research assistants (RAs) are critical members of all research teams. When a...

Consulting with children, parents and a teacher to shape a qualitative study

Background Patient and public involvement is an emerging element of contemporary research...

Nurses as participants in research: an evaluation of recruitment techniques

Background Recruitment and retention of participants, as well as response rates, can be...

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...

Crowdfunding: an innovative way to fund your project

Background Getting research funded is extremely difficult, with research councils rejecting...

Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness

Background Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However,...

Technology-enhanced focus groups as a component of instrument development

Background Bullying is a critical public health problem and a screening tool for use in...

Psychometric testing of inventory of beliefs and attitudes on domestic violence

Background Domestic violence (DV) is an international public health issue associated with...

Considerations when conducting e-Delphi research: a case study

Background E-Delphi is a way to access a geographically dispersed group of experts. It is...

Reflecting on the learning opportunities of presenting at a conference

Background Research productivity is a major indicator of higher educational institutions’ (...

An introduction to the origins, history and principles of ethnography

Background Ethnography is embedded in the history of research and has been considered a...
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A beginner’s guide to ethnographic observation in nursing research

Background Observation is mentioned in most ethnographic textbooks, but specific details...
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Selection, collection and analysis as sources of evidence in case study research

Background Case study research is a valuable way to explore and describe nursing phenomena...

So you think you’ve designed an effective recruitment protocol?

Background Recruiting acutely ill patients to participate in research can be challenging....

Shared worlds: multi-sited ethnography and nursing research

Background Ethnography, originally developed for the study of supposedly small-scale...

Why undertake a pilot in a qualitative PhD study? Lessons learned to promote success

Background Pilot studies can play an important role in qualitative studies. Methodological...

An adaptable instrument and method for exploring care and compassion

Background Narratives, particularly when visual and auditory elements are added to words,...

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