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Ethnography: principles, practice and potential

06 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Ethnography is a methodology that is gaining popularity in nursing and healthcare research. It is concerned with studying people in their cultural context and how...

Use of the internet to optimise collaborative healthcare research

28 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores some of the issues related to setting up and maintaining virtual collaborations in healthcare research. Using the learning from one such...

How expert are the experts? An exploration of the concept of ‘expert’ within Delphi panel techniques

01 October 2006

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

The use of the term ‘expert’ occurs widely in healthcare research, in the context of national guidelines and consensus methods for the development of clinical...

Approaches to producing credible and useful literature reviews

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Nurses at all stages of their careers can develop evidence-based practice through reviewing the literature to identify the best available evidence. This is not...

An introduction to unique adequacy

14 July 2015

Nurse Researcher


Aim To introduce nurse and healthcare researchers to the ethnomethodological (EM) criteria of the unique adequacy (UA) requirement of methods and to provide guidance...

A practical overview of the processes involved in conducting a systematic review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

With an increasing focus on evidence-based practice in healthcare, it is important that nurses understand the principles underlying systematic reviews. Systematic...

Use of interviews in nursing research

24 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Conducting interviews is one of the most common ways of collecting data in healthcare research. In particular, interviews are associated with qualitative research,...