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Tales from the field: what the nursing research textbooks will not tell you
Applied Nursing Research
  • Marianne Smith, University of Iowa
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
  • H. Kang
  • S. K. Schultz
  • V. Ellingrod
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
11-1-2008
NLM Title Abbreviation
Appl Nurs Res
PubMed ID
18995166
DOI of Published Version
10.1016/j.apnr.2006.10.006
Abstract

The process of conducting nursing research can be far more complicated than what is described in nursing textbooks, particularly when the investigation is conducted in a new and unfamiliar care setting. This article describes a number of unexpected events and outcomes associated with implementing what was considered, at the onset, a well-designed research study under the leadership of experienced investigators. Lessons learned, which are believed to be valuable to both neophyte and seasoned researchers, are reviewed.

Keywords
  • Clinical Nursing Research/methods,
  • Data Collection/methods,
  • Dementia/nursing,
  • Feasibility Studies,
  • Humans,
  • Textbooks as Topic
Published Article/Book Citation
Applied Nursing Research, 21:4 (2008) pp.232-236. DOI:10.1016/j.apnr.2006.10.006.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Marianne Smith, Kathleen C. Buckwalter, H. Kang, S. K. Schultz, et al.. "Tales from the field: what the nursing research textbooks will not tell you" Applied Nursing Research Vol. 21 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 232 - 236 ISSN: 1532-8201
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marianne_smith/14/