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Nurs Stand. 2015 Jun 17;29(42):42-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.42.42.e8904.

Surveys and questionnaires in nursing research.

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Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Abstract

Surveys and questionnaires are often used in nursing research to elicit the views of large groups of people to develop the nursing knowledge base. This article provides an overview of survey and questionnaire use in nursing research, clarifies the place of the questionnaire as a data collection tool in quantitative research design and provides information and advice about best practice in the development of quantitative surveys and questionnaires.

KEYWORDS:

Data collection; nursing research; qualitative research; quantitative research; questionnaire; research; survey; validity

PMID:
26080989
DOI:
10.7748/ns.29.42.42.e8904
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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