Understanding the research process in nursing
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Understanding the research process in nursing

Helena Priest Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Shropshire and Staffordshire Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme
Paula Roberts Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Keele University
Gwyn Higginson Cognitive behavioural therapist, North Staffordshire Combined Health Care NHS Trust, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University
William Knipe Ward manager, North Staffordshire Combined Health Care NHS Trust

This article provides an overview of the research process in nursing, outlining a logical and structured approach to answering research questions. Illustrations from a hypothetical research study are used to outline procedures that are relevant to NHS research.

Nursing Standard. 21, 1, 39-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.1.39.c6405

Correspondence

h.m.priest@nur.keele.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review