Optimizing Quality Nursing Research: A Call for Action

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Wongchan Petpichetchian
Somchit Hanucharuenkul
Sue Turale


           One of the key success indicators of peer-reviewed nursing journals is to publish high-quality research manuscripts. In reality, only small numbers of published research are of high quality resulting in limited utility either for guiding evidence-based practice or for subsequent research projects. Quality nursing research does not occur by chance but it requires competencies and genuine efforts of all people involved in the research process. In this article, an emphasis is on three essential groups of people including research educators, nurse researchers, and peer reviewers. Each group contributes to the quality of research at different stages of research endeavors. Recommendations and a call for action to these identified groups are highlighted.

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Petpichetchian W, Hanucharuenkul S, Turale S. Optimizing Quality Nursing Research: A Call for Action. PRIJNR [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 12 [cited 2023 Feb. 5];26(4):549-54. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/PRIJNR/article/view/259256


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