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Innovations in research dissemination: research participants sharing stories at a conference

26 November 2019

Nurse Researcher

research impact

Background The dissemination of findings is a crucial part of research. There are many forms of dissemination and audiences differ depending on the focus of the...

Exchanging focus groups for individual interviews when collecting qualitative data

11 April 2019

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Focus group data are created through interactions between participants whereas data from individual interviews are created through a dialogue between the...

Open AccessUndertaking pre-pilot work to gain an empathetic insight into participants’ perspectives

16 September 2021

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Being an empathetic researcher can be crucial in understanding participants’ perspectives. However, while the need for empathy is recognised in...

Strategies for balancing internal and external validity in evaluations of interventions

03 October 2019

Nurse Researcher

Clinical trials

Background Evaluations of interventions should be carefully designed and conducted to maintain a balance between internal and external validity, with the dual goal...

Patient and public involvement in research design and oversight

19 August 2021

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background In recent years, the value of patient and public involvement (PPI) in developing research has become apparent. Patients and service users have insights...

Successful strategies for including adults with intellectual disabilities in research studies that use interpretative phenomenological analysis

05 August 2021

Nurse Researcher

participation and inclusion

Background Adults with intellectual disabilities are not often asked to participate in health research. This may be because researchers perceive them as unable to...

Experiences of an insider researcher – interviewing your own colleagues

17 June 2021

Nurse Researcher

Grounded theory

Background The literature has described researching people you know or being an ‘insider’ researcher in a variety of settings. However, the literature has largely...

Improving the recruitment of primary care patients to clinical research studies

02 December 2020

Primary Health Care

research recruitment

This article explores the barriers to primary care research, and considers what is required to conduct research more effectively and to widen opportunities for...

Narrative research methods with vulnerable people: sharing insights

05 December 2019

Nurse Researcher

narrative enquiry

Background Families with hereditary illnesses have complex and unique experiences that are important for nurses to understand. In New Zealand, a Maori family...

Evaluation of the burdens and benefits of participation in research by parents of children with life-limiting illnesses

24 July 2019

Nurse Researcher

end of life

Background Research is needed to improve care and diminish suffering for children with life-limiting illnesses and their parents. However, there are doubts about...