Strategies for Data Collection and Analysis Using the Online World: Trials and Tribulations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335551
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies for Data Collection and Analysis Using the Online World: Trials and Tribulations
Author(s):
Mannix, Judy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Omicron
Author Details:
Judy Mannix, RN, BEd (Nsg), MN (Hons), j.mannix@uws.edu.au
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to report on strategies employed to develop a suitable on-line survey that sought nurses’ views on aspects of clinical leadership. In addition, various methods of recruitment using social media and on-line announcements will be critiqued. Methods: The development of the on-line survey tool involved the adaptation of existing instruments. The survey comprised 47 items requiring participants to respond using a 5 point Likert scale. A short demographic profile was requested at the beginning of the survey – seeking information about their nursing career. A third part of the survey provided participants the opportunity to describe in a text box an example from their practice of aesthetic leadership. Once developed, the survey tool was tested by an expert panel of experienced registered nurses. Following expert panel feedback, minor adjustments were made to the survey and it was loaded onto an existing on-line software program. A link was created to the survey which was included in all recruitment announcements. Recruitment announcements were sent out using email, Facebook and Twitter inviting nurses to complete the survey. Results: Using an existing on-line survey software program facilitated the ease with which the survey was made available in the study. It also enabled the number of respondents to the survey to be monitored after different methods of on-line announcements were utilised. Overall, while all forms of on-line announcements yielded completed surveys, more were completed following an announcement on Twitter. The recruitment strategies employed exposed the survey to a large number of potential respondents, without necessarily a guarantee of who completed the survey. However, analysis of the responses from participants, as well as the completed demographic data did enable a degree of certainty as to whether the survey was completed by a nurse. Conclusion: Seeking information using on-line technologies is not for the faint-hearted. A certain degree of persistence and endurance is required to ensure that a reasonable response rate is elicited for data analysis. The use of on-line announcements and social media has the potential to maximise exposure for the collection of research data.
Keywords:
data collection; online surveys; social media
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies for Data Collection and Analysis Using the Online World: Trials and Tribulationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMannix, Judyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsJudy Mannix, RN, BEd (Nsg), MN (Hons), j.mannix@uws.edu.auen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335551-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to report on strategies employed to develop a suitable on-line survey that sought nurses’ views on aspects of clinical leadership. In addition, various methods of recruitment using social media and on-line announcements will be critiqued. Methods: The development of the on-line survey tool involved the adaptation of existing instruments. The survey comprised 47 items requiring participants to respond using a 5 point Likert scale. A short demographic profile was requested at the beginning of the survey – seeking information about their nursing career. A third part of the survey provided participants the opportunity to describe in a text box an example from their practice of aesthetic leadership. Once developed, the survey tool was tested by an expert panel of experienced registered nurses. Following expert panel feedback, minor adjustments were made to the survey and it was loaded onto an existing on-line software program. A link was created to the survey which was included in all recruitment announcements. Recruitment announcements were sent out using email, Facebook and Twitter inviting nurses to complete the survey. Results: Using an existing on-line survey software program facilitated the ease with which the survey was made available in the study. It also enabled the number of respondents to the survey to be monitored after different methods of on-line announcements were utilised. Overall, while all forms of on-line announcements yielded completed surveys, more were completed following an announcement on Twitter. The recruitment strategies employed exposed the survey to a large number of potential respondents, without necessarily a guarantee of who completed the survey. However, analysis of the responses from participants, as well as the completed demographic data did enable a degree of certainty as to whether the survey was completed by a nurse. Conclusion: Seeking information using on-line technologies is not for the faint-hearted. A certain degree of persistence and endurance is required to ensure that a reasonable response rate is elicited for data analysis. The use of on-line announcements and social media has the potential to maximise exposure for the collection of research data.en_GB
dc.subjectdata collectionen_GB
dc.subjectonline surveysen_GB
dc.subjectsocial mediaen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:47Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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