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Title: Challenges and pitfalls of data collection
Contributor(s): Westaway, Kerrie  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4120
Abstract: Data collection is a vital phase of the research process. The purpose of data collection is to obtain accurate, high quality meaningful data that are maximally effective in answering the research questions. without this, the robustness and correctness of the study will be questioned. Subsequently, effective management and execution of the data collection process is essential. Even with considerable time and effort devoted to the process it can be challenging and unpredictable time. It frequently takes longer than anticipated, is often more demanding and difficult than first thought and can take the researcher through a kaleidoscope of emotions from feeling intense excitement and a sense of achievement to feelings of self-doubt and anguish. This research project was no exception and several issues arose during the process of data collection that both confronted and challenged the researcher. This paper will discuss some of those challenges and pitfalls faced when collecting quantitative data for a descriptive survey that investigated the management of the International Normalised Ratio (INR) in warfarin therapy during the initial five months of treatment. It will also elucidate to the strategies that were employed to overcome those challenges on order to obtain the intended quality and quantity of data within the limits of the study.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Inaugural Postgraduate Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research, Armidale, Australia, 8th - 11th August, 2006
Conference Details: Inaugural Postgraduate Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research, Armidale, Australia, 8th - 11th August, 2006
Source of Publication: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research: Proceedings of the Inaugural Postgraduate Research Conference, p. 403-413
Publisher: Australian College of Educators
Place of Publication: Deakin West, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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http://www.une.edu.au/faculties/professions/Resources/2006proceedings.pdf
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