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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...

Is Facebook a viable recruitment tool?

14 November 2019

Nurse Researcher

online research

Background Effective participant recruitment strategies are crucial to the success of research studies. A targeted, well-designed recruitment plan provides...

A focused mapping review and synthesis of current practice in qualitative end of life research with the bereaved

22 August 2019

Nurse Researcher

recruitment and participation

Background Nursing research is dedicated to improving care, but research into end of life care can be challenging because of a possible reluctance by researchers to...

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

03 November 2020

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Patient and public involvement (PPI) involves working with patients and/or members of the public to make mental health research more relevant for those using mental...

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

25 June 2020

Nurse Researcher

study participation

Background Novice researchers who aspire to contribute to the body of knowledge concerning rare diseases face unique challenges in developing and conducting studies....

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...

Ethical challenges in accessing participants at a research site

09 January 2020

Nurse Researcher

study participation

Background One of the main requirements of qualitative research is to obtain access to participants. Researchers rely on gatekeepers for access to study sites and...

Conducting nursing research in low- and middle-income countries: experiences, challenges and solutions

02 January 2020

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Conducting nursing research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) balances challenges and opportunities. Understanding the shared experiences of...

Improving the recruitment of primary care patients to clinical research studies

02 December 2020

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

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

How nurses can support the inclusion in research of older people who lack capacity to consent

21 October 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Research is important because it underpins evidence-based care. However, people who lack capacity to consent are often excluded from research, due partly to ethical...