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Rigour in qualitative case-study research

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Case-study research

Aim To provide examples of a qualitative multiple case study to illustrate the specific strategies that can be used to ensure the credibility, dependability,...

Case study research

10 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes case study research for nursing and healthcare practice. Case study research offers the researcher an approach by which a phenomenon can be...

How case-study research can help to explain implementation of the nurse practitioner role

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Case-study research

Aim To discuss how case-study research was undertaken to explain the implementation of the nurse practitioner role in a Canadian province. Background In Canada, the...

The trustworthiness of case study methodology

01 October 2008

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Case study research is gaining increasing credibility as a suitable research methodology for healthcare research studies (Thompson 2004). There is much debate about...

Using case study research as a rigorous form of inquiry

30 May 2014

Nurse Researcher

Student experience

Aim To describe how case study research (CSR) was used inductively as an all-encompassing theoretical framework to examine learning in the workplace. Background Case...

Open AccessSelection, collection and analysis as sources of evidence in case study research

22 March 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Case study research is a valuable way to explore and describe nursing phenomena in their natural contexts. Multiple sources of evidence are critical in...

Use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in qualitative research

25 July 2014

Nurse Researcher


Aim To debate the definition and use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in qualitative research. Background There is a paucity of literature to help the novice...

Exploring interprofessional practices in rapid response systems: a case study protocol

14 January 2015

Nurse Researcher

Clinical environments

Aim To describe the development of a proposed case study protocol investigating interprofessional relationships in a rapid response system (RRS) in a socioculturally...

Qualitative case study data analysis: an example from practice

15 May 2015

Nurse Researcher

Data analysis

Aim To illustrate an approach to data analysis in qualitative case study methodology. Background There is often little detail in case study research about how data...