Learning from Research: Getting More from Your Data

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2.2
THE PREPARATION
Gilbert's preparation was extremely thorough and during the initial planning stages he frequently used flow-charts to explore general ideas. He found them helpful, as have the other researchers, in order to keep his thoughts in line with his topic, to clarify some of the more complex concepts and to assist in the establishment of a conceptual framework. Figure 1 provides an example of how he decided on the core issue and then began to put his 'bins' into place around the core.He took time over the planning and identification of issues, consulted colleagues and students, took account of their comments and then produced four first-thoughts questions which were:
1. What are the general perceptions among nursing students of their Diploma in Nursing programme?
2. How satisfied are the students with their Diploma in Nursing programme?
3. What are the students' general perceptions of the nursing profession?
4. What is the likelihood of students pursuing a career in nursing on graduation?

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