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The challenges of researching drug-related emergency department presentations using reviews of medical charts

04 December 2018

Nurse Researcher

instrument design

Background Health research through review of medical charts is a useful way to understand presentations related to the effects and burden of illness, disease and...

Validity and reliability of the psychometric properties of a child abuse questionnaire

13 February 2020

Nurse Researcher

instrument design

Background Few valid and reliable measures of professional self-efficacy and its influence on reporting child abuse and neglect (CAN) are available. Aim To test the...

Using legitimation criteria to establish rigour in sequential mixed-methods research

11 June 2020

Nurse Researcher


Background Despite the extensive use of mixed methods across health sciences, there has been a limited discussion about the methodological rigour and quality in...

A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique

25 February 2021

Nurse Researcher

consensus development

Background Nominal group technique (NGT) is a highly structured, commonly used way of exploring areas of interest and developing consensus. However, it is sometimes...

Evidence and practice: a review of vignettes in qualitative research

27 May 2021

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Developing and working through a PhD research study requires tenacity, continuous development and application of knowledge. It is paramount when...

Conducting nursing research in low- and middle-income countries: experiences, challenges and solutions

02 January 2020

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Conducting nursing research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) balances challenges and opportunities. Understanding the shared experiences of...

Evidencing diversity: development of a structured tool for investigating teaching of pressure injury on people with darker skin tones

01 April 2021

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Dismantling structural racism challenges nurses to consider the extent to which issues of inclusion, diversity and race are operationalised in day-to-day...

Handling missing data through prevention strategies in self-administered questionnaires: a discussion paper

07 July 2022

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Self-administered questionnaires are efficient and low-cost ways of collecting data with wide cohorts. Nonetheless, their use in studies can result in a...