“Guidelines inform the underlying structure, or skeleton, of a sturdy research report that reviewers can respect and users can lean on. Authors provide the flesh on the bones, by conveying in clear and accessible language the human importance and emotional weight of a research problem, the real-life context and contingencies that shaped the procedures, and the insights that underpinned clinically-informed interpretation. Quality of research is an appraisal informed by researchers’ and readers’ appreciation of the research context. Clear documentation of research methods is essential to that determination.”
Margaret H. Kearney, p. 86-87 (2014) in Hoping for a TREND toward PRISMA: The Variety and Value of Research Reporting Guidelines. Research in Nursing and Health, 37, 85-87. HSL subscribes to this journal.
I recommend her concise article. Kearney outlines excellent guidelines that are valuable for providing clarity concerning scientific research rigor.
Do you know about these?
CHERRIES - Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys
COREQ - Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research: A 32-item Checklist for Interviews and Focus Groups
TREND - Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs
SQUIRE - Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence
CONSORT - Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
CONSORT-SPI – CONSORT-SPI: A CONSORT Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions (under development)
STROBE - STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology
PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
MOOSE - Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology
The first is freely available:
A Bold New Vision for America’s Health Care System
Hassmiller, Susan B. PhD, RN, FAAN; Reinhard, Susan C. PhD, RN, FAAN
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(2):49-55, February 2015
The following can be found in our full-text Ejournals at http://library.buffalo.edu/findlibrarymaterials/ejournals/
Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working Together to Ensure Excellence in Health Care.
Sullivan, Mary PhD, RN, FAAN; D. Kiovsky, Richard MD, FAAFP; J. Mason, Diana PhD, RN, FAAN; D. Hill, Cordelia LMSW; Dukes, Carissa GS
AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(3):47-54, March 2015.
The campaign site is http://campaignforaction.org/Campaignjournalarticles). The American Journal of Nursing and Nursing Outlook will publish a series of articles written by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action leaders focusing on progress made in advancing nursing since the release of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on nursing nearly five years ago. The articles also look at barriers to change and work still needed to implement the IOM’s recommendations.
Nurses: Need some Spring Break reading? Find the full-text in our Ejournal collection:
Broome, M. E. (2014). Open access publishing: A disruptive innovation. Nursing Outlook, 62(2), 69-71. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.02.004
Conn, V. S., & Coon Sells, T. G. (2014). Is It Time to Write a Review Article? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(4), 435-439. doi: 10.1177/0193945913519060
Henly, S. J. (2013). Use Progress in Psychometrics to Advance Nursing Science. Nursing Research, 62(3), 147-148. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318294b509
Henly, S. J. (2014). Finding the Right Journal to Disseminate Your Research. Nursing Research, 63(6), 387-387. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000066
Kearney, M. H. (2014). Hoping for a TREND toward PRISMA: The Variety and Value of Research Reporting Guidelines. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(2), 85-87. doi: 10.1002/nur.21591
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