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Title: Some strategies to address the challenges of collecting observational data in a busy clinical environment
Contributor(s): Jackson, Debra  (author); McDonald, Glenda (author); Luck, Lauretta (author); Waine, Melissa (author); Wilkes, Lesley (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2014.10.001
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Abstract: Studies drawing on observational methods can provide vital data to enhance healthcare. However, collecting observational data in clinical settings is replete with challenges, particularly where multiple data-collecting observers are used. Observers collecting data require shared understanding and training to ensure data quality, and particularly, to confirm accurate and consistent identification, discrimination and recording of data. The aim of this paper is to describe strategies for preparing and supporting multiple researchers tasked with collecting observational data in a busy, and often unpredictable, hospital environment. We hope our insights might assist future researchers undertaking research in similar settings.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/LPO989290
Source of Publication: Collegian, 23(1), p. 47-52
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1876-7575
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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