Week 5 discussion
Data Collection and Measurement
Access the following information. You may read the PDF
online or download it.
American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing
workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. ANA. The
link to the website may be found in the Syllabus, or the Week 5 Assignments
Review these facts, and describe what the results say about
this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the
researcher who designed the survey?
The next process for our study is to collect data. The
research design will indicate the best data to be collected. The tools that we
use to collect data need to be reliable and valid. Define these terms with
respect to research, and explain why they are important.
Consider data collection and measurement methods for your
nursing clinical issue. Explain how you would collect data and what measurement
methods you would use.