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Qualitative interviewing: methodological challenges in Arab settings

24 January 2014

Nurse Researcher

Cultural sensitivity

Aim To explore some of the main methodological challenges faced by interviewers in Arab settings, particularly during interviews with psychiatric nurses. Background...

A reflection on the use of semi-structured interviews

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Based on the her experiences of completing a doctoral study in which semi-structured interviews featured as the primary data collection method, Christine Dearnley...

Researcher or nurse? Difficulties of undertaking semi-structured interviews on sensitive topics

24 September 2014

Nurse Researcher

Role conflict

Aim To reflect on the author’s personal and professional journey when undertaking semi-structured interviews on sensitive topics with potentially vulnerable people....

Use of Skype in interviews: the impact of the medium in a study of mental health nurses

18 March 2015

Nurse Researcher

Interviewing in qualitative research

Aim To discuss the use of Skype as a medium for undertaking semi-structured interviews. Background Internet-based research is becoming increasingly popular, as...

The mentor’s tale: a reflexive account of semi-structured interviews

01 April 2003

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

In this article, Helen Hand provides an account of personal experience as a novice researcher collecting data using semistructured interviews. The data were...

Preparing and conducting interviews to collect data

01 May 2013

Nurse Researcher


Aim To describe three styles of interviews and discuss issues regarding planning and conducting interviews. Background Interviews are probably the approach most used...

Semi-structured interviews: guidance for novice researchers

13 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are increasingly involved in research, particularly qualitative research. This article aims to prepare nurses for conducting semi-structured research...

How nurses grieve for children who die in their care

29 March 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Background The personal grief of nurses who care for the palliative needs of children with an intellectual disability has rarely been investigated. Method A...

Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness

22 June 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However, little has been written about interviewing people with severe mental illness...

Conducting qualitative longitudinal research using interpretative phenomenological analysis

24 September 2014

Nurse Researcher

Minimising bias

Aim To discuss the methodological and epistemological challenges experienced when conducting a longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) of...