Chapter 6: Evidence-based practice

Journal Article 6.1: Colorafi, K.J. and Evans, B. (2016) ‘Qualitative descriptive methods in health science research’, HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 9(4): 16-25.

Description: General descriptive qualitative methods


Journal Article 6.2: ‘Hammersley, M. (2018) ‘What is ethnography? Can it survive? Should it?’, Ethnography and Education, 13(1): 1-17.

Description: Ethnographic approaches


Journal Article 6.3: Perry III, L.G. and Perry, A. (2017) ‘Facilitating student engagement research: a historical analogy for understanding and applying naturalistic inquiry’, Journal of Research Initiatives, 3(1): 2.

Description: Research approaches: Naturalistic enquiry


Journal Article 6.4: Errasti-Ibarrondo, B., Jordán‐Sierra, J.A., Díez‐Del‐Corral, M.P. and Arantzamendi, M. (2018) ‘Conducting phenomenological research: rationalising the methods and rigour of the phenomenology of practice’, Journal of Advanced Nursing (in Press).

Description: Research approaches: Phenomenology


Journal Article 6.5: Spieth, P.M., Kubasch, A.S., Penzlin, A.I., Illigens, B.M.W., Barlinn, K. and Siepmann, T. (2016) ‘Randomized controlled trials–a matter of design’, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12: 1341. doi:10.2147/NDT.S101938.

Description: Research approaches: Randomized controlled trials


Journal Article 6.6: Ponto, J. (2015) ‘Understanding and evaluating survey research’, Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 6(2): 168.

Description: Research approaches: Survey research


Journal Article 6.7: Blackman, I.R. and Giles, T.M. (2017) ‘Can nursing students practice what is preached? Factors impacting graduating nurses’ abilities and achievement to apply evidence‐based practices’, Worldviews on EvidenceBased Nursing, 14(2): 108-117.

Description: A hypothetical model formulated to explore factors that influenced Australian nursing students’ ability and achievement to understand and employ EBPs related to health care provision


Journal Article 6.8: Friesen‐Storms, J.H., Moser, A., Loo, S., Beurskens, A.J. and Bours, G.J. (2015) ‘Systematic implementation of evidence‐based practice in a clinical nursing setting: a participatory action research project’, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(1-2): 57-68.

Description: Describes the process of implementing evidence‐based practice in a clinical nursing setting.


Journal Article 6.9: Fry, M. and Attawet, J. (2018) ‘Nursing and midwifery use, perceptions and barriers to evidence-based practice: a cross-sectional survey’, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 16(1): 47-54. doi:10.1097/XEB.0000000000000117.

Description: This study provides an understanding of how nurses and midwives obtain, use and embed evidence into everyday practice and the role of leadership in relation to this.


Journal Article 6.10: Mick, J. (2017) ‘Call to action: how to implement evidence-based nursing practice’, Nursing, 47(4): 36-43. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000513603.03034.5c

Description: This article reviews the evolution of evidence-based nursing practice and provides a stepwise EBP process for integrating best practices into daily nursing care.


Journal Article 6.11: Skela‐Savič, B., Hvalič‐Touzery, S. and Pesjak, K. (2017) ‘Professional values and competencies as explanatory factors for the use of evidence‐based practice in nursing’, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(8): 1910-1923.

Description: A research study which identifies two new variables contributing to a better understanding of beliefs on and implementation of evidence-based practice.


Book Chapter 6.1: Hensel, P. and Glinka, B. (2018) ‘Grounded theory’, In Ciesielska, M. and Jemielniak, D. (Eds.) Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies (pp. 27-47). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Description: Research approaches: Grounded theory