Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2
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Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2

Claire Welford Research fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Kathy Murphy Head of school, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dympna Casey Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway

Aim To provide an explanation of the research methodologies and strategies available.

Background There are numerous research methodologies and strategies. The literature is ambiguous in relation to research terminology and this often leads to confusion about which methodology or strategy to adopt.

Data sources A review of the most up-to-date literature.

Discussion The most commonly adopted methodologies and strategies are discussed.

Conclusion Part 1 (Welford et al 2011) of this two-part paper explained the research paradigms and the rationales for choosing particular paradigms. Part 2 provides an explanation of the methodologies and strategies available to the researcher.

Implications for practice/research This paper will be particularly useful for novice researchers or doctoral students.

Nurse Researcher. 19, 2, 29-35. doi: 10.7748/nr2012.01.19.2.29.c8906

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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