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Issues in using methodological triangulation in research

01 July 2009

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

This paper describes how methodological triangulation was used in two nursing research studies. The literature identified a number of principles in reporting studies...

Reflective Practice

02 August 1995

Nursing Standard


Nurses often face challenging situations and need flexible ways of learning from them. Reflective practice is a source of such learning. This CE article looks at...

Demystifying nursing research terminology. Part 1

15 July 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim This article aims to provide clear explanations of the research approaches available for nursing research. Background There are numerous research approaches...

Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2

26 January 2012

Nurse Researcher


Aim To provide an explanation of the research methodologies and strategies available. Background There are numerous research methodologies and strategies. The...

Reflective practice

01 March 1996

Paediatric Nursing

General article

Qualitative case study data analysis: an example from practice

15 May 2015

Nurse Researcher

Data analysis

Aim To illustrate an approach to data analysis in qualitative case study methodology. Background There is often little detail in case study research about how data...

Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 1

15 July 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim The decision to use grounded theory is not an easy one and this article aims to illustrate and explore the methodological complexity and decision-making process....

Rigour in qualitative case-study research

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Case-study research

Aim To provide examples of a qualitative multiple case study to illustrate the specific strategies that can be used to ensure the credibility, dependability,...

Insights into the use and complexities of the Policy Delphi technique

24 January 2014

Nurse Researcher

Consensus methods

Aim To describe the Policy Delphi technique and show how it was used in a research study in the Republic of Ireland. Background Policy Delphi is a variant of the...

Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 2

21 October 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim In this paper, the choice of classic grounded theory will be discussed and justified in the context of the first author’s PhD research. Background The...