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A comparison of survey methods in studies of the nurse workforce

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Aim To compare and contrast postal and internet surveys in studies of nurse workforces. Background There is little research that examines the advantages and...

Electronic surveys: how to maximise success

24 January 2014

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Aim To draw on the researchers’ experience of developing and distributing a UK-wide electronic survey. The evolution of electronic surveys in healthcare research...

The use of smartphones in clinical practice

26 June 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The use of smartphones and applications or ‘apps’ in clinical practice among nurses and doctors is on the increase. This article discusses the results of a survey...

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...

Using cluster analysis to explore survey data

01 October 2007

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

According to Beckstead (2002), ‘cluster analysis is a generic name for a wide variety of methods or procedures that can be used to create a classification. These...

Doing things differently: advantages and disadvantages of web questionnaires

01 July 2008

Nurse Researcher


The use of questionnaires as a method of data collection in research is well established, with the benefits and drawbacks of using such a method extensively debated...

Enabling research cultures in nursing: insights from a multidisciplinary group of experienced researchers

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Aim To identify characteristics of enabling and disabling research cultures. Background ‘Research culture’ is a term that is taken for granted and seldom defined....

Therapeutic lying in dementia care

04 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As part of a service evaluation, a questionnaire and a 12-item set of guidelines on the use of therapeutic lies were sent electronically to 76 psychiatrists in north...

Overview of nurse-led clinics and their scope of practice

04 November 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


A survey was carried out to identify the type of cancer nurse-led clinics established in one region of Scotland. It also aimed to establish the scope of the clinics,...

Patient satisfaction with information on late effects

11 February 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

A patient survey was conducted to determine satisfaction with information provision during pelvic radiotherapy and identify any unmet information needs. A...
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