data collection


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collection

 [kŏ-lek´shun]
a gathering together.
data collection the process of acquiring subjects and gathering information needed for a study; methods of collection will vary depending on the study design.
research data collection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collecting research data.
specimen collection in the omaha system, the obtaining of specimens of body fluids, secretions, or excreta, including blood, urine, feces, sputum, or drainage.

data collection

(in research) the phase of a study that includes the gathering of information and identification of sampling units as directed by the research design. Data collection precedes data analysis.

data collection

In the context of clinical research, the accessing and recording information that provides source data for analysis and interpretation.
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Finally, the data collection process must include a clear direction for the analysis of the data.
Mapping is the matching of each field coming from data collection to your business software, which can be time-consuming and expensive;
In the future, the digital camera, either still or motion picture, is likely to be an increasingly more important part of data collection in nursing homes.
Of course, one of the old standbys for data collection is an interview.

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