We also thank the nursing and laboratory staff at the study sites, as well as Forms Media Independent (data collection instrument
printing), Dr Helena Vreede (LIS set-up), Ms Happy Mashigo (LIS Department) and the NHLS CDW.
Modifications to the design and format of the data collection instrument
were guided by Dillman's (2007) suggestions.
In addition, graduate-level competencies encompass the ability of health educators to "develop valid and reliable data collection instruments
" (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, 2004).
The moderator was also provided with open-ended questions to facilitate in-depth exploration and brainstorming to develop the themes, ideas and content that would contribute to the eventual data collection instrument
(Carey 1995, Stewart and Shamdasini 1990).
The electronic data collection instrument
has computations built into a "run-time" version that produces calculations at the time raw data are entered.
2) field testing of the standards and data collection instrument
No data collection instrument
should be administered without it first being carefully developed, pretested, refined, and oftentimes pretested a second time.
Originally, this data collection instrument
used a form that was 54 pages long and contained 467 fields.
The literature review identified 39 concepts and teaching objectives used in developing a new six-section data collection instrument
. Interested readers may contact the authors for information about the instrument and relevant book lists.
In fact, since the researcher herself is the main data collection instrument
(Merriam, 1991, p.
These include training initiatives in neuroimaging and computational science, the development and dissemination of knockout mouse lines, the establishment of core facilities for neuroscience research, and the development of a standard data collection instrument
for neuroepidemiologic research.
Prosthesis wear also was not associated with any differences in scores on the PODCI (Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument
) and PedsQL (Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory) tests, except that children who wore prostheses and their parents rated their quality of life relative to psychosocial-school functioning (a PedsQL measure) higher than those children with unilateral congenital below elbow deficiency who did not wear prostheses.