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Choosing a supervisor

18 July 2016

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

Research supervision is a complex relationship, extending over many years and traversing personal crises. Despite the impact of supervision experience on student...

Bright lights, bold ideas and remembering Justine Beckett

22 June 2017

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

It was an honour to once again represent Nurse Researcher at the RCN International Nursing Research Conference at Oxford University in April. I enjoyed meeting so...

Break down the barriers to writing and simply start now

19 September 2017

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

A major challenge researchers face is writing, whether it is for publication, an assignment or a thesis. The first barrier is not feeling ready. Students talk about...

A world of innovative ideas

15 May 2015

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

Nurse Researcher was proud to be the media partner for the RCN International Nursing Research Conference held in Nottingham last month. I was able to attend the...

The value of consumer involvement in research

18 November 2016

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

Ensuring consumers are engaged in health research is not a new idea. As researchers we know that considering the needs and preferences of potential participants is a...

How an understanding of paradigms can improve the quality of nursing research

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Commentary

Every research problem can be investigated in a variety of ways depending on what the researcher is trying to find out. The specific question that the researcher is...

Understanding what you are known for is more than just self-promotion

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

What are you known for? This sounds like a simple question, but it is difficult to answer and highlights an important issue in research careers. Well-regarded...

Tell the story of what you did

18 March 2015

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

Writing for publication can be a daunting experience for the novice and experienced researcher. Writing is an acquired skill that only develops through regular...

Bridging the theory-practice gap

14 September 2015

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

Compared with clinically focused units, research coursework is often viewed negatively and demonstrating its relevance to students can be challenging for nurse...

Rigorous and original research should not be an afterthought

23 January 2017

Nurse Researcher

Editorial

While there are some variations internationally, doctoral work is usually considered to be ‘original work’ which makes ‘a significant contribution to knowledge’. A...