Nursing Research: Ethnography

Ethnography is a methodology concerned with “studying people in their cultural context and how their behaviour, either as individuals or as part of a group, is influenced by this cultural context. Ethnography is a form of social research and has much in common with other forms of qualitative enquiry” — Draper (2015) Have a look…

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Generate a Research Question: Research for Health Professionals (Part 2)

Resource: Dine, C. J., Shea, J. A., & Kogan, J. R. (2016). Generating good research questions in health professions education. Academic Medicine, 91(12), e8-e8. Use the FINER criteria approach to help formulate an intersting research question. Identify a problem challenge or something that wither interests or annoys you. Feasible Interesting Novel Ethical Relevant Then conduct a quick…

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Research for Health Professionals: Theory (Part 1)

Journal Club Article: Varpio, L., Paradis, E., Uijtdehaage, S., & Young, M. (2020). The distinctions between theory, theoretical framework, and conceptual framework. Academic Medicine, 95(7), 989-994. or if you prefer Podcast by Lara Varpio (the lead author) on KeyLIME. Also follow on Twitter: LaraVarpio Developing research skills is important in healthcare to become part of and shape…

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Understanding Clinical Research

Experimental or observational, case-control and cohort study, analytical and descriptive, randomised and non-randomised, outcome-exposure or exposure-outcome, risk of bias. Understanding how to read a research paper or start a research project is challenging and an important skill in nursing. Have a read of this article to help understand clinical research: Grimes, D. A., & Schulz,…

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Nursing Research Process: A Quick Guide

I am currently learning how to use SPSS for statistical analysis to enable some basic statistical analysis to be conducted in nursing research projects. The aim is to be able to run initial data analysis on small clinical focused projects and try to support other nursing colleagues in their project ideas (#community of practice). Understanding more…

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