Using the Internet for data collection. An innovative electronic strategy

Comput Nurs. Nov-Dec 1995;13(6):273-9.


Computer hardware and software have revolutionized research data management. Data collection has, however, remained a time-consuming and expensive component of most research projects. This article presents a description of an innovative strategy for data collection using computer network forums on the Internet (the "information superhighway"). The success of the electronic data collection strategy is illustrated by a report of the results of a survey of the needs and coping mechanisms of cancer survivors.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Nursing Research / methods*
  • Survivors / psychology*