How an understanding of paradigms can improve the quality of nursing research
Liz Halcomb Nurse Researcher editor and professor, Primary healthcare nursing, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Liz Halcomb discusses the role of paradigms in research and urges readers to consider the philosophical roots of their study as they engage in its design, conduct and reporting
Every research problem can be investigated in a variety of ways depending on what the researcher is trying to find out. The specific question that the researcher is trying to answer should guide the way that their study is designed and conducted. However, the question itself is likely to be shaped by their beliefs of and understandings of the world.
Nurse Researcher. 25, 4,6-7. doi: 10.7748/nr.25.4.6.s2