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Case study research with children and their families

24 July 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Because the care of children and their families requires an intimate knowledge of their world, the ways in which they understand health and cope with illness, case...

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...

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,...

Use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in qualitative research

25 July 2014

Nurse Researcher


Aim To debate the definition and use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in qualitative research. Background There is a paucity of literature to help the novice...

Case study research

10 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes case study research for nursing and healthcare practice. Case study research offers the researcher an approach by which a phenomenon can be...

Eliciting nursing knowledge from practice: the dualism of nursing

01 October 2002

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Nursing knowledge has traditionally been examined and developed through the main research approaches based on the positivist, interpretive or phenomenological...

How case-study research can help to explain implementation of the nurse practitioner role

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Case-study research

Aim To discuss how case-study research was undertaken to explain the implementation of the nurse practitioner role in a Canadian province. Background In Canada, the...

Illuminative case study design: a new approach to the evaluation of continuing professional education

01 April 2003

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Drawing on illuminative evaluation methods originally developed for use in mainstream education, Lorraine Ellis describes a new approach to the evaluation of...

The trustworthiness of case study methodology

01 October 2008

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Case study research is gaining increasing credibility as a suitable research methodology for healthcare research studies (Thompson 2004). There is much debate about...

Good practice in parenting support: a joint education and service improvement project

02 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

A growing number of people with learning disabilities are becoming parents, and many of them risk having their children removed from their care. It is difficult to...