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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Educational Research: The Qualitative Path

Book Club: Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. [Link to 4th edition] As I transitioned between the worlds of healthcare and higher education, I noted the differences in approaches and considerations to the hierarchies of research and evidence base. In healthcare the RCT is the…

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The Underbelly of Research: Delving Deeper

There is a murky side to publication that can really push the boundaries of ethics and the integrity of how we may portray research and evidence based practice. As nurses we are trained to critique an article and question the quality, merits and transferability of the result findings. Now if you think your skilled at critiquing…

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