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Publishing Workshops Number 3, Preparing a Manuscript:  Reporting Qualitative Research Findings 

Norma Chick, RGON, RM, PhD 

Jackie Crisp, RN, PhD 

Jan Rodgers, RGON, RM, PhD  

Tina Smith, RFON, BA, MCNA (NZ) 

Reference: Publishing Workshops Number 3, Preparing a Manuscript:  Reporting Qualitative Research Findings Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 11(3), 19-26

Introduction 

This paper is complementary to a previous workshop article in the July 1996 issue of this journal in which the authors focused on quantitative research.  Whether it is quantitative or qualitative work that is being reported the author’s motives and objectives are the same. Both have been motivated by the desire to solve a problem and/or contribute to nursing knowledge.  They intend their work to be taken seriously, which means that the audience must see both the research and researcher as trustworthy.  Although this paper is intended for novice writers, those with more experience are likely also to find the content useful.

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