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Explaining why nurses remain in or leave bedside nursing: a critical ethnography

24 September 2014

Nurse Researcher


Aim To describe the application of critical ethnography to explain nurses’ decisions to remain in or leave bedside nursing, and to describe researcher positioning...

Introduction to positivism, interpretivism and critical theory

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background There are three commonly known philosophical research paradigms used to guide research methods and analysis: positivism, interpretivism and critical...

Revisiting case study as a nursing research design

01 July 2006

Nurse Researcher


Case study research provides nurses with a form of inquiry that is holistic and appropriate for a variety of populations. Jeanine Gangeness and Eleanor Yurkovich...

Critical ethnography: extending attention to bias and reinforcement of dominant power relations

15 April 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim Many forms of critical theory shape nursing research. One approach that is gaining popularity is Carspecken’s critical ethnography. This methodology was designed...