Using PDAs for data collection

Lisa Guadagno, Carla Vandeweerd, Dirk Stevens, Ivo Abraham, Gregory J. Paveza, Terry Fulmer

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Advances in handheld computer technology are making data collection faster, easier, and more accurate. In this article, the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) to collect data for a study on elder neglect is described and evaluated. Methods for integrating this technology into a research study are discussed as are suggestions for increasing the performance of data collectors using these devices. The authors offer some practical solutions for researchers and clinicians planning to use PDAs in their research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nursing(all)

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    Guadagno, L., Vandeweerd, C., Stevens, D., Abraham, I., Paveza, G. J., & Fulmer, T. (2004). Using PDAs for data collection. Applied Nursing Research, 17(4), 283-291.