Process of conducting qualitative research

Campbell, Steve & Scott, John (2011) Process of conducting qualitative research. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), pp. 4-6.

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In 2007 some of us were fortunate enough to be in Dundee for the Royal College of Nursing’s Annual International Nursing Research Conference. A highlight of that conference was an enactment of the process and context debate. The chair asked for volunteers and various members of the audience came forward giving the impression that they were nurses and that it was a chance selection. The audience accepted these individuals as their representatives and once they had gathered on stage we all expected the debate to begin. But the large number of researchers in the audience gave little thought to the selection and recruitment process they had just witnessed. Then the selected representatives stood up and sang A cappella. Suddenly the context was different and we questioned the process. The point was made: process or context, or both?

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ID Code: 79071
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.7748/nr2011.
ISSN: 1351-5578
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 R C N Publishing Co.
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2014 02:25
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 23:28

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