Category: Research

Students’ Reading/Writing: Take Nothing for Granted

Welcome back to the new academic year here in the US. Related to one of faculty members' perennial concerns about college student learning and their abilities as nursing science writers, I want to bring to your attention a growing body of research about college students as readers. First, and if you take nothing else away … Continue reading Students’ Reading/Writing: Take Nothing for Granted

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Standardized Nursing Terminology and Classification Systems in Published Research #ICNP

Gillian Strudwick & Nicholas R. Hardiker. (2016). Understanding the use of standardized nursing terminology and classification systems in published research: A case study using the International Classification for Nursing Practice® (Review article). International Journal of Medical Informatics, 94 (October), 215-221. Background: In the era of evidenced based healthcare, nursing is required to demonstrate that care … Continue reading Standardized Nursing Terminology and Classification Systems in Published Research #ICNP

How to Correct the Media When They Misreport Your Research

A study published in BMJ 2014;349 reports that mass-media misrepresentations and inaccuracies concerning research findings are often the products of university communication offices' self-promotion efforts, the result of increasing competition among high education institutions to claim points of pride. According to this study's abstract: Results 40% (95% confidence interval 33% to 46%) of the press releases contained … Continue reading How to Correct the Media When They Misreport Your Research

Research Article on Facilitators/Inhibitors of Productivity

Research Article on Facilitators/Inhibitors of Productivity Dowling, D. A., Savrin, C., & Graham, G. C.. (2013). Writing for publication: Perspectives of graduate nursing students and doctorally prepared faculty. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(7), 371-5. Abstract: Publication is a common expectation for both faculty and graduate students in schools of nursing. Little is known about the perceptions … Continue reading Research Article on Facilitators/Inhibitors of Productivity

Press Director on Scientific Integrity and Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen interviews Mike Rossner, retiring director of Rockefeller University Press, on scientific integrity, making research data publicly available and routes to open access. The interview is open access on the blog site:  http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013/07/11/interview-with-mike-rossner-on-scientific-integrity-making-research-data-publicly-available-and-routes-to-open-access/    

RAMESES: Meta-narrative reviews & realist syntheses

The Journal of Advanced Nursing has published two standards developed as part of the Realist and Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses Evolving Standards (RAMESES) project: "The RAMESES project is a NIHR funded international collaboration to produce such guidance and standards for these new forms of systematic review - Realist syntheses and Meta-narrative reviews." "RAMESES publication standards: meta-narrative … Continue reading RAMESES: Meta-narrative reviews & realist syntheses