For this discussion, you will choose a type of data collection method and describe a scenario when it would be useful as well as potential pitfalls of the method. Use your textbook as support for your answer.

Textbooks:

Nursing Research

  • Read Chapter 3.
  • Read pages 15-16 from Chapter 1.
  • Read Chapter 14

LoBiondo – Wood & Haber 2013 Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence – Based Practice * 978 – 0323100861 Mosby, 2013, 8th edition

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

Objectives

  • Describe various types, advantages, and disadvantages of data collection methods used in research

References:

  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)

Note: Since it is difficult to edit the APA reference in the Blackboard discussion area, you can copy and paste APA references from your Word document to the Blackboard discussion area. Points will not be deducted because of format changes in spacing.

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