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Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

17 January 2019

Nurse Researcher

Ethnography

Background Philosophical principles should guide how research is designed, conducted and appraised. The more traditional and commonly used approaches to positivist...

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing

14 February 2019

Nurse Researcher

study design

Background Developing a conceptual framework to underpin the design of qualitative research is often regarded as integral in enhancing its trustworthiness. However,...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

01 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

12 December 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

04 April 2019

Nurse Researcher

visual methods

Background Traditional approaches to research can sometimes face difficulties in engaging participants, being flexible and ultimately eliciting data about people’s...

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms

21 March 2019

Nurse Researcher

linguistic clarity

Background Consensus methods such as Delphi studies or the group nominal method have long been used in healthcare research to develop services, processes or policies...

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey

28 March 2019

Nurse Researcher

qualitative methodology

Background Phenomenology can often be used as a general approach in studies exploring ‘experience’. However, social phenomenology can be seen as a distinct...

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management

07 February 2019

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative research

Background For novice Q methodology researchers, the development of the concourse is challenging. This challenge is exacerbated by the paucity of literature focusing...

A four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research

21 February 2019

Nurse Researcher

narrative

Background Storytelling is a contemporary research method increasingly used in qualitative interpretive research. Despite its popularity, there is a paucity of...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

29 November 2018

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative research

Background Grounded theory is one of the most widely used qualitative research methodologies. However, it is complex and frequently misinterpreted and misapplied....