subjective data collection

sub·jec·tive da·ta col·lec·tion

(sŭb-jektiv dātă kŏ-lekshŭn)
Collecting information from a patient in the patient's words.

sub·jec·tive da·ta col·lec·tion

(sŭb-jektiv dātă kŏ-lekshŭn)
Information given by the patient (or caretaker) describing the onset, course, and character of the presenting compaint.
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The design included both objective and subjective data collection. BSN students learned a lot about research and data collection guided by graduate assistants and their faculty members.
However, when social-emotional needs of students are considered, the opportunity for subjective data collection increases as typical issues of self-esteem, social skills, or depression become more elusively defined and difficult to measure (Epkins, 1996).
With regard to subjective data collection procedures such as anecdotal notes, it is difficult for the professional to sift through copious quantities of text to find emergent patterns and themes that are consistent and valid.
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