Support from SAGE Research Methods

We noted in Chapter 3 that action research designs have been popular in nursing: for more detail on what action research involves, and why it has been seen as particularly appropriate for nursing practice, see Chapter 1 of Peter McDonnell and Jean McNiff’s book Action Research for Nurses: 

We suggested in Chapter 3 that designing research requires methodological coherence, such that the methods are appropriate for the question, but also a range of pragmatic requirements, such as a good ‘fit’ with the researcher. This case study, from Justine McGovern, describes how her PhD on the lived experience of dementia, was designed as an interpretive phenomenological study, and how she made key decisions in the planning of the research: