Mysteries of Publishing The avalanche of information that has occurred since the emergence of the World Wide Web has resulted in an amazing, almost unlimited access to realms previously unimagined! In addition to amazing benefits, there are also hazards that are still emerging in a context that might be best labeled the 'World Wild Web"! … Continue reading Due Diligence: Sifting the Dependable from the Dubious
The challenges of how, when and why to give attribution to material on the World Wide Web has opened up many new cans of worms for authors and academic scholars everywhere. Unlike any other media available, the Web provides an open and accessible source from which material can be lifted and almost instantly copied and … Continue reading A Primer for Using and Citing Nursology.net Content
When I was a PhD student, I commonly heard exacerbated sighs from my fellow students regarding the trials and tribulations of "fitting" a theory into their doctoral research. Similarly, many students had trouble understanding why it was important to be theoretically guided in your research, what was the point? And how do you even "use" … Continue reading Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?
Note from the Nursology.net team: This is the last of the Q&A posts from the September 23rd Panel presentation. But we encourage everyone to continue to send us ideas and comments on this topic- by responding to any of our blog posts, or using our Contact Form! Comment: McGibbon (a Canadian nurse) has written extensively about colonialism … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge – Q&A
Do we allow or invite people to participate in research? Do we refer to people who volunteer to be in a study as subjects or respondents or informants or participants or people? This blog is about the language we use when we present or publish our research. The impetus for this blog was a colleague’s … Continue reading Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports
“Rosemary, we found a recent citation of your research”, is a message I receive from ResearchGate whenever there is a new citation to my work! One message was another citation to one of my early papers (Eustace & Ilagan, 2010), which was the report of a concept analysis of HIV disclosure, published in the Journal … Continue reading Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?
Finding relevant literature is, of course, crucial for any scholarly work. I have been searching the literature about nursology discipline-specific conceptual models and theories for many, many years. When I first started these literature searches in the 1970s, I had to use printed indexes, which was exceedingly tedious and time-consuming, although I admit to enjoying … Continue reading Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success