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Non-participant observation: using video tapes to collect data in nursing research

01 December 2005

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Observation is a highly valued and effective research method, as well as being an essential part of nursing practice. The authors explore the way in which...

Choosing an appropriate method of data collection

01 April 2006

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

In this paper Dympna Casey gives a personal account of the factors affecting her selection of methods of data collection for a case study examining nurses’ health...

Conducting research on acute mental health admission wards

01 July 2009

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

A group of researchers investigated medication (drug) rounds on mental health admission wards in response to the dearth of research into the subject. Here, they...

Using observational methods in nursing research

08 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Observation is a research data-collection method used generally to capture the activities of participants as well as when and where things are happening in a given...