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Tracey Williamson

Stories

  • ‘A PhD is not for everyone’Subscription

    28 May, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    A colleague and I recently had a lengthy debate about the inadequacies of traditional research training courses in meeting the needs of nurses.

  • ‘Bibliometrics’ is flawedSubscription

    8 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    So you think it’s just the NHS that is fixated with star ratings and ridiculous performance measurement frameworks? Proposals to reform the way that research monies are allocated, and indeed reputations are formed, in higher education institutions (HEI) have been dropped on us.

  • Reflections on researchSubscription

    29 January, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    ‘It’s an ethical minefield’

  • Reflections on Research: Occasionally a study will stop us in our tracksSubscription

    30 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    With the festive season fast approaching, let’s think back over the year to consider which study findings have struck us most. Rarely does research come up with findings that make us stop in our tracks and reflect on the meaning they have for the population they concern, or their implications for ourselves. But there are exceptions.

  • REFLECTIONS ON RESEARCH: We need to better evaluate services we provideSubscription

    5 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    YOU MAY think your patients are happy with their healthcare experience but what evidence do you have to back that up?