Automating research data collection

Jason S. Shapiro, Michael J. Bessette, Kevin M. Baumlin, Deborah Ragin, Lynne D. Richardson

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Abstract

This article reviews the capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of three forms of automated data collection - scannable data forms, Web-based forms, and handheld computers - compared with the current standard of data entry by hand on paper forms. Each of these methods is reviewed with respect to ease of use, experience required of designer, end-user training requirements, costs, flexibility, speed, accuracy/error rate, potential for data loss, need for technical support, and equipment and/or software requirements. A discussion of their appropriate application to various kinds of studies is included, followed by examples of research studies using each of these methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1228
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2004

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Keywords

  • data collection
  • handheld computers
  • Internet
  • medical informatics applications
  • questionnaires
  • surveys

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Shapiro, J. S., Bessette, M. J., Baumlin, K. M., Ragin, D., & Richardson, L. D. (2004). Automating research data collection. Academic Emergency Medicine, 11(11), 1223-1228. https://doi.org/10.1197/j.aem.2004.08.017
Shapiro, Jason S. ; Bessette, Michael J. ; Baumlin, Kevin M. ; Ragin, Deborah ; Richardson, Lynne D. / Automating research data collection. In: Academic Emergency Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 11, No. 11. pp. 1223-1228.
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Automating research data collection. / Shapiro, Jason S.; Bessette, Michael J.; Baumlin, Kevin M.; Ragin, Deborah; Richardson, Lynne D.

In: Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 11, 01.11.2004, p. 1223-1228.

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Shapiro JS, Bessette MJ, Baumlin KM, Ragin D, Richardson LD. Automating research data collection. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2004 Nov 1;11(11):1223-1228. https://doi.org/10.1197/j.aem.2004.08.017