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Research would not be possible without participants

19 September 2016

Nurse Researcher

Commentary

Research would not be possible without participants. While this may seem like an obvious statement, all too often researchers underestimate the importance of the...

Interviews in qualitative research

18 March 2015

Nurse Researcher

Commentary

INTERVIEWS ARE a common method of data collection in nursing research. They are frequently used alone in a qualitative study or combined with other data collection...

Conducting qualitative research in the context of pre-existing peer and collegial relationships

30 May 2014

Nurse Researcher

Peers

Aim To highlight issues and challenges faced in recruitment and interviewing during a study that sought to explore the transition of nurses into academic life and...

Use of pragmatism to explore women’s experiences of traumatic brain injury: a kaleidoscopic view of the world

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Although more men than women sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), approximately one quarter of people with TBIs are women. The experiences of TBI...

A partnership model for a reflective narrative for researcher and participant

Nurse Researcher

evidence & practice

Background Background Conceptual frameworks are important to ensure a clear underpinning research philosophy. Further, the use of conceptual frameworks can support...

Adaptation and validation of a survey instrument measuring perceived preparedness of nursing graduates

18 July 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background In Australia, a significant percentage of bachelor of nursing students are employed in the aged care sector, or in aged care settings, as assistants in...

An exemplar of naturalistic inquiry in general practice research

23 January 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Before beginning any research project, novice researchers must consider which methodological approach will best address their research questions. The...

Debriefing as a form of reflection and catharsis for researchers

19 September 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background The collection of sensitive data can arouse emotional reactions and researchers may have difficulty distancing themselves from personal stories....