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Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

17 January 2019

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Philosophical principles should guide how research is designed, conducted and appraised. The more traditional and commonly used approaches to positivist...

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing

14 February 2019

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Developing a conceptual framework to underpin the design of qualitative research is often regarded as integral in enhancing its trustworthiness. However,...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

01 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

12 December 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

29 November 2018

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative research

Background Grounded theory is one of the most widely used qualitative research methodologies. However, it is complex and frequently misinterpreted and misapplied....

Screaming silences: lessons from the application of a new research framework

17 September 2018

Nurse Researcher

study design

Background The Silences Framework (Serrant-Green 2011) originated from research exploring ethnicity, gender and sexual health decision-making, and provides a useful...

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management

07 February 2019

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background For novice Q methodology researchers, the development of the concourse is challenging. This challenge is exacerbated by the paucity of literature focusing...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

03 December 2018

Nurse Researcher

study design

Background A fundamental decision when planning a study is the selection of the most appropriate approach to the research. Researchers choosing grounded theory must...

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument from the literature: a method exemplar

15 November 2018

Nurse Researcher

Validity

Background Measurement tools are a common method to collect data in observational and survey research. Nurse researchers have developed numerous scales and...

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

26 November 2018

Nurse Researcher

Clinical trials

Background It is critically important to determine the effectiveness of an intervention before it can be translated into clinical practice. However, the future...