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Nursing Toolkit (College of Nursing): Research

This guide assists students and faculty in the College of Nursing.

General Research Methods Texts

Sage Research Methods Online
Contains content on a range of research methods.

Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons
A resource of open access articles on research methods; part of the Digital Commons Network.

Concept Analysis


Baldwin, M. (2008). Concept analysis as a method of inquiry: many researchers begin their studies without clearly defined concepts. Moyra Ann Baldwin explains why researchers need to consider what it is they’re researching using concept analysis before starting work.(issues in research). Nurse Researcher, 15(2), 49–58.

Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2010). Concept analysis in healthcare research. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(2), 62–68.

Foley, A., Davis, A. (2017). A Guide to Concept AnalysisClinical Nurse Specialist31, 70-73.

Nuopponen, A. Methods of concept analysis: a comparative study. LSP J. 2010; 1( 1): 4– 12.

Rodgers, B. (1989). Concepts, analysis and the development of nursing knowledge: the evolutionary cycle. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 14(4), 330–335.

Schiller, Catharine J. (2018). Teaching Concept Analysis to Graduate Nursing Students. Nursing Forum (Hillsdale), 53(2), 248–54. doi:10.1111/nuf.12233.

Tofthagen, R., & Fagerstrøm, L. M. (2010). Rodgers’ evolutionary concept analysis - a valid method for developing knowledge in nursing science. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 24(s1), 21–31.


Fitzpatrick, J. J., & McCarthy, G. (2016). Nursing concept analysis : applications to research and practice . Springer Publishing Company.

Rodgers, B., & Knafl, K. (2000). Concept development in nursing foundations, techniques, and applications (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. [see chapter by : Scwartz-Barcott D, Kim, H. An Expansion and Elaboration of the Hybrid Model of Concept Development.

Walker, L. O., & Avant, K. C. (2019). Strategies for theory construction in nursing  (Sixth edition.). Pearson.

Wilson, J. (1963). Thinking with Concepts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Systematic Reviews

Choosing Qualitative Research Software

Research Data Management

Data Management Overview

Research Data Management subject guide - University of Manitoba Libraries
Data Management for Clinical Research - free online course

Data Management Plans

DMP Assistant  - Canadian Association of Research Libraries
US DMP Tool - University of California

ORCiD | Research Metrics