Narrative research methods with vulnerable people: sharing insights.
CONCLUSION: Narrative research is a fitting methodology for nurses researching the experiences of vulnerable populations. Illness can be disempowering, but recounting stories may help participants with healing, adaptation and coping. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: New knowledge about illness, recovery and nursing care can be generated using a critical approach to analysis. By gaining a deeper understanding of people's experiences of illness, nurse researchers can co-create and share compelling narratives that may create empathy and change. PMID: 31802652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - December 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Framp AC, McAllister M, Dwyer T Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Innovations in research dissemination: research participants sharing stories at a conference.
CONCLUSION: Multifaceted dissemination strategies are needed to meet the various audiences for research. Involving research participants can provide unique perspectives. However, careful planning is required to produce the best possible outcomes. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Researchers preparing to disseminate research findings with research participants in a conference setting can use this article to assist with the recognition of benefits and challenges that may arise. PMID: 31769257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Douglas L, Jackson D, Woods C, Usher K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Is Facebook a viable recruitment tool?
CONCLUSION: Successful recruitment strategies must provide access to the population of interest and in sufficient numbers to provide a good representative sample of the population of interest for the study. Facebook provides efficient cost-effective access to target populations. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: As communication technology advances, nurse researchers must learn to adapt to the changing avenues of communication to reach potential study participants. Effective recruitment and a good representative sample is the key to reliability, validity and transferability of research findings. PMID: 31724345 [PubMed -...
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Welch TD Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using storylines for bilingual dissemination of a grounded theory.
CONCLUSION: Disseminating findings through a storyline written in the local language ensures that the target audience all have access to a study's outcomes through an easily readable publication. IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE: Sharing a storyline helps to disseminate the outcomes of a grounded theory study. It informs the wider community of new knowledge and enables it to review, understand and apply the outcomes of research. PMID: 31668046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - October 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ligita T, Francis K, Wicking K, Harvey N, Nurjannah I Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Decision-tables for choosing commonly applied inferential statistical tests in comparative and correlation studies.
CONCLUSION: The decision-tables provided in this paper are unique in that they are composed of commonly applied statistical techniques identified in nursing studies and structured to simplify the pathway to statistical test decision-making for a broad spectrum of study designs. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Novice nurse researchers can use the decision-tables presented in this paper as a starting point to explore with research colleagues or supervisors the appropriate choice of statistical techniques. PMID: 31621211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - October 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Malone HE, Coyne I Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Strategies for balancing internal and external validity in evaluations of interventions.
CONCLUSION: A balance between internal and external validity is essential to promote enrolment in the study and confidence in attributing its outcomes to an intervention, as well as to provide answers to clinically relevant questions such as who benefits most from which intervention. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The authors recommend researchers conduct a pilot study in advance of an evaluation, to help decide which strategies to use and how to balance internal and external validity. PMID: 31578832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - October 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Fredericks S, Sidani S, Fox M, Miranda J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Implementing the actor-partner interdependence model for dyadic data analysis: an overview for the nurse researcher.
CONCLUSION: The AIPM is the most appropriate approach for studying dyads. This article may help to create a more consistent framework for nurse researchers who incorporate the APIM into their studies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This article will help in implementing APIM in dyad-focused nursing studies by addressing key assumptions of the model and using appropriate statistical techniques. PMID: 31553142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Shamali M, Ƙstergaard B Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Memory in narratives and stories: implications for nursing research.
CONCLUSION: Memory should not be taken for granted. The meanings underpinning memories are central to qualitative enquiry and are to be valued. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The strategies described in this paper can support researchers and participants when dealing with traumatic or sensitive memories. PMID: 31523942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Blakey EP, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Memory in narratives and stories: implications for nursing research.
CONCLUSION: Memory should not be taken for granted. The meanings underpinning memories are central to qualitative enquiry and are to be valued. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The strategies described in this paper can support researchers and participants when dealing with traumatic or sensitive memories. PMID: 31524339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Pascale Blakey E, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Temporality and existential mood in Heideggerian phenomenology.
CONCLUSION: It is essential for nurse researchers using Heideggerian phenomenology to understand the philosophical ideas underlining it. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The depiction of originary temporality and existential mood illustrated in this article could help nurse researchers embarking on a Heideggerian phenomenological study. The article could also inform researchers new to Heideggerian phenomenological research of the methodology's philosophical background. PMID: 31512846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Moran A Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using the literary folkloristic method to understand why people refuse medical interventions.
CONCLUSION: The literary folkloristic method gave voice to those who might otherwise have been silenced by the healthcare system. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Nurses and nurse researchers can influence policy and practice by offering alternative understandings of poorly understood phenomena, such as patients refusing medical interventions. It is important healthcare providers approach this from the viewpoints of those directly involved, since strategies to support patients may be ineffective without such understanding. PMID: 31486322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Molloy D, Hendricks J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A focused mapping review and synthesis of current practice in qualitative end of life research with the bereaved.
CONCLUSION: There is no evidence that participation in research harms those who have recently been bereaved, but there is evidence of benefits from participating. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Researchers should not feel they need to protect the bereaved from participating in research and can invite bereaved individuals to join a study without worrying about causing them harm. PMID: 31468923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: McCallum KJ, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Methodological considerations when using ethnography to explore home care.
CONCLUSION: Ethnography can generate holistic, rich data, but must be adapted when used in participants' homes. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Ethnography can help healthcare professionals and policymakers to understand the effects on patients and their families of living with home medical technologies. PMID: 31468851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - August 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baillie J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Developing sustainable nursing and allied health professional research capacity.
CONCLUSION: A 'whole organisation' approach is needed to develop postdoctoral nurse and NMAHP researchers that requires a reflexive model with strategic, organisational and individual support encompassing action learning and corporate buy-in from senior managers. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Taking such an approach can enable nurses to remain in practice while developing NMAHP-led research. This shows its usefulness to senior managers and enables nurses to have the knowledge and confidence to support others to develop their research skills. PMID: 31468859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Twelvetree T, Suckley J, Booth N, Thomas D, Stanford P Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of the burdens and benefits of participation in research by parents of children with life-limiting illnesses.
CONCLUSION: This study adds to the evidence that research may be safely and effectively conducted with parents of children who are deceased or have life-limiting illnesses. Further research is needed to evaluate the most effective timing of assessments of the burdens and benefits of their participation in research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: It is important when conducting research with people with life-limiting illnesses or their family members to assess the burdens and benefits of their participation, to understand their experiences and assist in its conduct. PMID: 31468872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (...
Source: Nurse Researcher - July 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hopper A, Crane S Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Postpositivist critical realism: philosophy, methodology and method for nursing research.
CONCLUSION: Postpositivism negotiates some of the conflict and differences between positivism and interpretivism. It offers a variety of methodological choices for nurses who do not wish to align themselves only with facts, cause and effect, proving hypotheses, or the perspectives and experiences of participants. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Researchers can use Bhaskar's critical realist principles to study complex and open systems, such as those of teams and organisations, public health interventions, and social situations, but particularly the complexities of nursing practice, service delivery and service design. ...
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ryan GS Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research.
CONCLUSION: Using photographs is a good alternative to more traditional approaches but the exact benefits are difficult to evidence because of the complexities of the interactions involved. IMPLICATIONS: for practice This paper should increase nurse researchers' awareness of visual methods, help them to make informed choices about research methods and encourage the use of visual methods in health research. PMID: 31468883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Edmondson AJ, Pini S Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Challenges and reflections from an international, humanitarian, short-term surgical mission on collecting ethnographic data in a remote environment.
CONCLUSION: Social research in practice, despite the best of intentions and significant planning, may not always travel the expected path of rational enquiry. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Awareness of the challenges involved before embarking on longer term entry into remote environments may help prepare future nurse ethnographers. PMID: 31468884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dawson S, Jackson D, Elliott D Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Online forums for data collection: ethical challenges from a study exploring women's views of birth plans.
CONCLUSION: Research undertaken using online forums generates ethical issues similar to those seen in 'real world' studies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Researchers need to explore how the designs of their studies are affected by issues such as ensuring informed consent and mitigating for the publicly viewable and searchable nature of the data obtained. PMID: 31468885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Divall B, Spiby H Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Strategies for using non-participatory video research methods in general practice.
CONCLUSION: Non-participatory video observation is valuable in understanding interactions between nurses and patients in a naturalistic setting. Careful planning is essential to ensure alignment between research aims, context and technology. The methods for analysing data must be chosen carefully to ensure the research question is answered. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Video observation provides rich data. Careful planning and engagement of participants is required for successful conduct of studies that use the technique. PMID: 31468886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: James S, Desborough J, McInnes S, Halcomb E Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Transcription, analysis, interpretation and translation in cross-cultural research.
CONCLUSION: Some important aspects of cross-cultural research need to be considered when conducting studies and presenting their findings, as cultural values continue to affect society. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The discussion provided will assist novice researchers, nurse research and clinical practice and reviewers of scientific articles when conducting cross-cultural research. PMID: 31468887 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Arunasalam N Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms.
CONCLUSION: Understanding the importance of linguistic clarity is an important step for healthcare researchers. Consensus methods, if managed effectively and conducted in line with the appropriate research guidelines, can bring a richer understanding to concepts. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This paper presents a research example that incorporates the use of a consensus method and which healthcare researchers can use to reduce the potential ambiguity of subjective terms in their research. PMID: 31468888 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Durkin J, Usher K, Jackson D Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Potential challenges of using narrative inquiry with at-risk young people.
CONCLUSIONS: It is imperative to identify potential challenges before beginning research and make plans to address them. IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE: Researchers can use this article to help plan for challenges that may arise with this kind of research with vulnerable participants. PMID: 31468924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Douglas L, Usher K, Woods C, Jackson D Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Exchanging focus groups for individual interviews when collecting qualitative data.
CONCLUSION: Researchers should rationalise their choices of research methods and adopt a transparent and systematic approach, with a clear account of the research process and explanations about any changes to their original designs. IMPLICATIONS: for practice Researchers should recognise the differences between focus group and interview data, reflect on their rationales for using each method, and justify their choices. If recruitment is likely to be difficult, researchers intending to use focus groups could nevertheless include individual interviews in their initial design. PMID: 31468954 [PubMed - as supplied by...
Source: Nurse Researcher - April 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baillie L Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey.
CONCLUSION: The importance of continually revisiting our own positions as nurse researchers is proposed, to justify our chosen study approaches in a critical and transparent way. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Exploring and understanding patients' experiences and their perspectives is fundamental to evidence-based nursing practice. Social phenomenology can provide a framework to explore the intersubjective dimensions of care, valuing the socio-historical and cultural aspects that influence behaviours, thoughts and actions. PMID: 31468938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Norman K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research.
CONCLUSION: Use of a purposeful approach to feminist storytelling research may increase its auditability and verification. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The authors anticipate that the framework can be adapted into an effective tool to support researchers interested in conducting feminist storytelling research. PMID: 31468829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Klages D, East L, Jackson D, Usher K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study.
CONCLUSION: Using an appropriate theoretical model assists in the design and conduct of a qualitative case study that develops scientific evidence to understand students' meaningful learning of new technologies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The four steps of the model might be useful for researchers in designing and conducting other qualitative research in different subject areas in nursing and other disciplines. PMID: 31468830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Luo S, Kalman M Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management.
CONCLUSION: The Q methodology literature frequently lacks discussion about the development of the concourse. Therefore, studies that focus on concourse development should be a focus of future research, along with the further development of the ideas put forward in this paper for possible frameworks. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This paper will raise awareness inside and outside the Q methodology community that novice researchers want to use Q methodology but may require more detail about how to construct robust concourses. PMID: 31468831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kenward L Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing.
CONCLUSION: Using an accessible and unambiguous approach to support the development of a conceptual framework can benefit novice researchers and minimise the challenges they may encounter. One such approach guides researchers to clarify a personal interest in the topic, undertake a topical review of the literature informing the area of investigation and articulate the theoretical perspectives that influence their worldview. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The discussion presented in this paper offers a valuable contribution to help novice researchers to construct conceptual frameworks. PMID: 31468832 [PubMed - in proc...
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Straughair C Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and Native American communities.
CONCLUSION: These formative steps are essential when working with Native American communities, which experience severe health disparities, but for which limited initiatives are available for community health interventions. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The approach used in this project can guide the establishment of a university-community collaboration, from initiation to evaluation. PMID: 31468833 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Brockie T, Azar K, Wallen G, O'Hanlon Solis M, Adams K, Kub J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research.
CONCLUSION: TAPUPASM provides a framework for quality in post-positivist critical realist research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Nurse researchers can use the strategies provided to plan, design, conduct and disseminate critical realist research. PMID: 31468834 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ryan G, Rutty J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies.
CONCLUSION: Using local communities to identify case boundaries helps to provide a clear periphery to the case and generate local solutions to local problems. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This approach enables researchers to immerse themselves in the local community, ensuring it engages with research projects and findings. PMID: 31468835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Bosley H, Appleton J, Henshall C, Jackson D Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection regulation and retrospective reviews of patients' data.
CONCLUSION: If GDPR results in stricter requirements to achieve patients' consent in research, the validity of some studies may be affected. Nurse researchers and organisations may need to consider innovative ways of engaging patients in research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Research using patients' data has played an important role in shaping nursing and healthcare policy and practice. Imminent Europe-wide changes prompted by GDPR could affect how patients' data are used in research. PMID: 31468836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Crowhurst N, Bergin M, Wells J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and Native American communities.
CONCLUSION: These formative steps are essential when working with Native American communities, which experience severe health disparities, but for which limited initiatives are available for community health interventions. IMPLICATIONS: for practice The approach used in this project can guide the establishment of a university-community collaboration, from initiation to evaluation. PMID: 31468917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - March 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Brockie T, Azar K, Wallen G, Solis MO, Adams K, Kub J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies.
CONCLUSION: Using local communities to identify case boundaries helps to provide a clear periphery to the case and generate local solutions to local problems. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This approach enables researchers to immerse themselves in the local community, ensuring it engages with research projects and findings. PMID: 31468911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - February 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Bosley H, Appleton J, Henshall C, Jackson D Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research.
CONCLUSION: Use of a purposeful approach to feminist storytelling research may increase its auditability and verification. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The authors anticipate that the framework can be adapted into an effective tool to support researchers interested in conducting feminist storytelling research. PMID: 31468950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Klages D, East L, Jackson D, Usher K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing.
CONCLUSION: Using an accessible and unambiguous approach to support the development of a conceptual framework can benefit novice researchers and minimise the challenges they may encounter. One such approach guides researchers to clarify a personal interest in the topic, undertake a topical review of the literature informing the area of investigation and articulate the theoretical perspectives that influence their worldview. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The discussion presented in this paper offers a valuable contribution to help novice researchers to construct conceptual frameworks. PMID: 31468935 [PubMed - as supp...
Source: Nurse Researcher - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Straughair C Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management.
CONCLUSION: The Q methodology literature frequently lacks discussion about the development of the concourse. Therefore, studies that focus on concourse development should be a focus of future research, along with the further development of the ideas put forward in this paper for possible frameworks. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This paper will raise awareness inside and outside the Q methodology community that novice researchers want to use Q methodology but may require more detail about how to construct robust concourses. PMID: 31468949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kenward L Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study.
CONCLUSION: Using an appropriate theoretical model assists in the design and conduct of a qualitative case study that develops scientific evidence to understand students' meaningful learning of new technologies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The four steps of the model might be useful for researchers in designing and conducting other qualitative research in different subject areas in nursing and other disciplines. PMID: 31468912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - January 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Luo S, Kalman M Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection regulation and retrospective reviews of patients' data.
CONCLUSION: If GDPR results in stricter requirements to achieve patients' consent in research, the validity of some studies may be affected. Nurse researchers and organisations may need to consider innovative ways of engaging patients in research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Research using patients' data has played an important role in shaping nursing and healthcare policy and practice. Imminent Europe-wide changes prompted by GDPR could affect how patients' data are used in research. PMID: 31468860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Crowhurst N, Bergin M, Wells J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research.
CONCLUSION: TAPUPASM provides a framework for quality in post-positivist critical realist research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Nurse researchers can use the strategies provided to plan, design, conduct and disseminate critical realist research. PMID: 31468841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - January 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ryan G, Rutty J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

The challenges of researching drug-related emergency department presentations using reviews of medical charts.
CONCLUSION: This paper advances methodological discourse about the challenges inherent when using medical charts for data collection. Despite the inherent challenges, medical charts are an important source of information about injury, disease and substance misuse. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Nursing staff may face challenges when conducting research using patient medical charts. The quality of data abstracted from medical charts is affected by the data abstraction process used as well as the quality and accuracy of clinical documentation. PMID: 30511555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jones R, Woods C, Usher K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1.
CONCLUSION: Grounded theory is particularly useful in nursing and midwifery research, where it can be applied to a broad range of topics. Neophyte researchers should not be deterred by its rigorous standards, although time and effort are required to appreciate the similarities and differences between grounded theory approaches. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: A clear understanding of its philosophical foundations and attention to its main features should underpin researchers' efforts to conduct a high-quality grounded theory study. PMID: 30488674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: McCann T, Polacsek M Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters.
CONCLUSION: Researchers frequently examine one or two parameters, but few simultaneously apply the six-parameter model. This model is also missing two vital parameters - efficacy and cost. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Comprehensive and systematic evaluation of all eight intervention parameters is recommended before researchers begin randomised controlled trials and translate them into practice. PMID: 30474362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Zauszniewski JA, Bekhet A, Herbell K Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research.
CONCLUSION: This paper provides a step-by-step approach to developing scales by providing explicit instructions and practical examples. This six-step process can enable nurse researchers to develop a scale applicable to their study's intended population, which is also valid and reliable for measuring the phenomenon of interest. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Rigorous nursing research demands that instruments be valid and reliable measures. Systematic development of scales is key to ensuring that nurse researchers accurately measure abstract concepts when conducting surveys with a given population. This paper is a first st...
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Younas A, Porr C Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument from the literature: a method exemplar.
CONCLUSION: Without sufficient methodological rigour, practitioners and researchers must speculate about the content validity of newly derived instruments. Meta-summary provides a useful approach to developing scales from the literature. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The method detailed here is of use when deriving measurement instruments from the literature. It provides a systematic and replicable strategy that assures construct validity. PMID: 30430811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hutchinson M, East L Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Can virtual learning environments be used as research platforms?
CONCLUSION: This study supports the proposed potential value and appropriateness of using VLEs to collect data. The function of VLEs may be significantly widened at reasonable cost and challenge. Work in this regard is encouraged. IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE: VLEs may be used in nurse education research, which stands to benefit from this opportunity at reasonable cost and challenge. PMID: 30406642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - November 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Grech A, Cassar M Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Practical impressions of interpretative phenomenological analysis from the novice's standpoint.
CONCLUSION: More transparency in analysis when publishing work, alongside the introduction of interpretation as the 'seventh' step of IPA, may increase the quality of IPA research and help new researchers to understand the approach better. PMID: 30230288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rettie H, Emiliussen J Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

A review of the non-equivalent control group post-test-only design.
CONCLUSION: The non-equivalent control group post-test-only design can be used in natural settings, where randomisation cannot be conducted for ethical or practical reasons. Although the design is less complex than some other designs, with low error propagation, it is vulnerable to threats to internal validity. PMID: 30226337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nurse Researcher)
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Krishnan P Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research

Screaming silences: lessons from the application of a new research framework.
CONCLUSION: The framework is likely to be attractive to nurses as it is underpinned by core nursing values, such as advocacy-based action. It places participant and public voices at the centre of the research and resembles the familiar nursing process. The structure and flexibility it offers also makes it relevant for new and experienced researchers in a variety of contexts. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Critical analysis of the initial application of the Silences Framework in a different setting to the one in which it was developed indicates it offers a beneficial addition to the research toolkit. Its limited use to dat...
Source: Nurse Researcher - September 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Janes G, Serrant L, Sque M Tags: Nurse Res Source Type: research