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Nursing Research: Problems in Data Collection

What are some of the common problems that can occur during data collection related to:

A. Subjects/ patients
B. Nurse researchers
C. The hospital/institution
D. Other circumstances

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Some of the common problems that can occur during data collection is in the checklist for the researcher to check for factors which could be influencing or contaminating the data: (adapted from Plummer: 1983):

A. Subjects/ patients

Source 1: the Life history informant (subject/patients)

? Is misinformation (unintended) given?
? Has there been any evasion of the question?
? Is there any evidence of direct lying or deception?
? Is the informant trying to ...

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This solution explains some of the common problems that can occur during data collection related to subjects/patients, nurse researchers, the hospital/institution and other circumstances.

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