Data gathering by telephone. An application in a study of clinical nursing.

Journal Article

This article addresses the use of the telephone in collection of research data. First, the authors review the benefits and limitations of data collection by telephone as they are discussed in the literature. Collection of data by telephone has been favorably compared to data collection by mail and by home interview. Next, use of the telephone in a study of individual and family health outcomes from cardiac surgery is discussed. Telephone data collection produced higher rates of return at less expense than did mail return of data. Thus, the use of the telephone was an effective and economic technique for data collection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gilliss, CL; Doordan, AM

Published Date

  • July 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 2813321

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2813321

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1751-7117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-7204


  • eng