Making sense of cancer nursing research design
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Making sense of cancer nursing research design

Bob Price Programme Director, MSc in Nursing and Lecturer in Distance Learning, RCN Institute, 20 Cavendish Sq, WIG 0RN

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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 evaluates colleagues’ research. This article provides an overview of the research design elements, and illustrates the ways in which designs might be examined in terms of their coherence.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 1,32-38. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.02.1.1.32.c7