Finding the right approach to theoretical frameworks in qualitative research

Leah East and Kath Peters introduce five Nurse Researcher articles on the use of theoretical frameworks in qualitative research
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Two nurse experts introduce five Nurse Researcher articles on the use of theoretical frameworks in qualitative research

Qualitative researchers explore phenomena to discover meaning through descriptive and interpretative approaches. Within the plethora of literature, qualitative research can be guided by a multitude of methodologies which have defined approaches and boundaries, yet it can also be generic and much more fluid.

When embarking on a research project, researchers need to determine their best approach according to the aims and intended outcomes. Novice and experienced researchers can struggle in this task, however, which can require a considerable amount of reflection, particularly since there is no single or best approach that fits all circumstances.

Five articles available on the Nurse Researcher website offer guidance and insight into a range of techniques for using frameworks to guide research for experienced and novice nurses alike.


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