Collecting data in research
Elizabeth Halcomb Professor, Primary health care nursing, School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Nurse Researcher
Sharon James PhD candidate, School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
How careful planning can ensure fewer problems are encountered in data collection
Collecting research data is one of the most exciting steps in the research process. For many researchers, this is the stage when a project comes to life. It is vital, therefore, that data collection is carefully planned because, in many cases, it is the only opportunity for researchers to connect with participants and gather information that will comprise the study findings.
Nurse Researcher. 27, 2, 6-7. doi: 10.7748/nr.27.2.6.s2