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Clearing the language barrier

12 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Career development

Acquiring academic writing skills can be a challenge for today’s increasingly diverse population of nursing students. It can be particularly hard for those who speak...

Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in hospitals

21 March 2016

Nurse Researcher

Instrument development

Aim To report an assessment of the psychometric properties of the Professional Practice Environment (PPE) scale in a sample of Australian nurse educators in acute...

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

06 August 2020

Nurse Researcher

novice researchers

Background Using a theoretical framework is often viewed as laborious or unnecessary for higher degree research projects. However, considering research problems...

‘Statistical significance’ in research: wider strategies to meaningfully interpret findings

22 October 2020

Nurse Researcher

Data analysis

Background The P-value is frequently used in research to determine the probability that the results of a study are chance findings. A value less than 0.05 was once...

Debriefing as a form of reflection and catharsis for researchers

19 September 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background The collection of sensitive data can arouse emotional reactions and researchers may have difficulty distancing themselves from personal stories....

An examination of responses to surveys among Filipino-Australian migrants

18 November 2016

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Surveys are frequently used to collect data. Although paper surveys are commonly used, online surveys are gaining in popularity, with the inclusion of...

A reflection on the challenges in interviewing Arab participants

29 May 2018

Nurse Researcher

Background Cultural beliefs and ways of thinking need to be considered when interviewing Arab participants with chronic diseases. Aim To provide insights into the...