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What price research? Good preparation contributes to good performance

25 August 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Marie Cerinus uses a study into the value of clinical supervision to illustrate some of the resource issues involved in the conduct of action research. She describes...

The Delphi technique

28 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Delphi survey technique has merit in both qualitative and quantitative research, but fewer researchers are using it. This article reviews the Delphi technique...

Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of action research

14 March 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Proponents of action research claim that it is not just for researchers, but helps to empower research participants to make changes in practice. This...

Use of constant comparative analysis in qualitative research

04 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the application of constant comparative analysis, which is one method that can be used to analyse qualitative data. The need for data analysis...

Graphs: looking at relationships

20 September 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Research articles often incorporate data in the form of graphs. This article acts as a study guide to enable readers to understand and interpret the data produced in...

Making sense of cancer nursing research design

01 February 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

There is a bewildering array of research designs and terminology awaiting the cancer nursing practitioner who either plans research of his or her own, or who...

Ethnographic research and older people

01 February 2004

Nursing Older People

Continuing professional development

It may be argued that groups of older people share a common culture. They develop similar values and communicate customs, social mores and beliefs that help them...

Insider/outsider partnerships in an ethnographic study of shared governance

22 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The benefits of research being undertaken by more than one researcher cannot be underestimated. Having one researcher with intimate knowledge of the organisation and...

Bacterial contamination of curtains in clinical areas

29 September 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A small-scale study carried out by student nurses revealed ward curtains to be a source of contaminants and bacteria, including MRSA. Patients and medical staff can...

Ethical principles in healthcare research

26 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Ethical principles underpin decision making in the research process. This article considers the seven ethical principles that are most frequently highlighted in the...