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Handling qualitative data

01 December 2005

Nurse Researcher

Book Review

While many texts focus on theoretical perspectives and the methodological approaches associated with qualitative research, few offer insights into the actual ‘doing’...

Hidden from history

30 June 1999

Nursing Standard


MOST MEMBERS of the general public in the UK are aware of Florence Nightingale, indeed her exploits are mythologised within popular culture as 'the lady with the...

Qualitative research

01 July 2009

Nurse Researcher


Qualitative research offers myriad genres that nurses might use to answer research questions. Yet we may be tempted to be parochial, continuing to rely on those...

The roots and development of constructivist grounded theory

30 May 2014

Nurse Researcher

Grounded theory

Aim To deconstruct how Charmaz’s constructivist grounded theory (CGT) evolved from the original ideas of Glaser and Strauss, and to explore how CGT is similar to and...

The use of focused ethnography in nursing research

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Aim To provide an overview of the relevance and strengths of focused ethnography in nursing research. The paper provides descriptions of focused ethnography and...

Reviews and round-up

01 January 2007

Nurse Researcher

Book Review

A regular look at recent publications relevant to health care and nursing research