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Aide-memoire diaries in longitudinal research

19 September 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Diaries can be used as contemporaneous tools for gathering data, frequently in combination with interviews. However, diaries can also be used by study...

Using social exchange theory to guide successful study recruitment and retention

01 January 2010

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Participant attrition (withdrawal or loss after entering a study) is a major threat to the completion of valid studies. It can result in systematic error (selection...

Conducting qualitative longitudinal research using interpretative phenomenological analysis

24 September 2014

Nurse Researcher

Minimising bias

Aim To discuss the methodological and epistemological challenges experienced when conducting a longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) of...

Follow-up study of people who misuse alcohol: reflections on methodology

18 November 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Considerable challenges exist for researchers attempting to monitor longitudinally the impact of any intervention on heavy drinkers, therefore they are...