Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?

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?

Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge – Q&A

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

Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports

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

Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success

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