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Week 4 dq 1Read the Questionnaires Versus Interviews section in the textbook. How are these guidelines similar and different from data collected by nurses when giving care? What principles did you identify that are new to you but could be important in improving your collection of clinical data? Researchers utilize questionnaires to gather data from individuals about their perspectivesand practices about certain topics. A questionnaire can be utilized to accumulate a wide assortment of data building upon information researchers might find it difficult to obtain or difficult to manage. Also, questionnaires can be assembled quickly and efficiently both quantitatively and qualitatively. Researchers can make certain that bias is very limited a does not play a major factor. Researchers cannot make certain that participants filling out the questionnaire will answer honestly but answer the questions according to what the researchers are searching for and wanting to hear “The absence of an interviewer ensures that that there will be no interviewer bias. Responders and interviewers interact as humans and this interaction can affect responses" (Polit & Beck 2017). However, another advantage to questionnaires is that participants can remain anonymous which can help eliminate bias giving the participant ability toremain anonymous providing an opportunity for a more honest answer "questionnaires offer the possibility of complete anonymity" (Polit & Beck 2017).Interviews allow for direct verbal direction by researchers and participants. This process requires private interaction and detailed questions about qualitative data on specific topics. Typically, the interaction between the researcher and participant is an intimate organized meeting. Furthermore, an advantage of an interview is the clarity and depth a researcher can go into with the participant "Interviews offer some protection against ambiguous or confusing questions. Interviewers can provide needed clarification. Information obtained from questionnaires tends to be more superficial than interviews largely because questionnaires contain mostly closed ended questions” (Beck 2017). A researcher can expand and illuminate thequestion being asked so the participant can get a clear idea of what the interviewer is asking by clarifying a question. Another, factor impacting an answer is having the interviewer in front of them which may impact the quality of answer given. Typically speaking it appears the questionnaires are better since they can gather more detailed and genuine data. Questionnaires allow for further detail given there are less variables affecting data which can modify that data causing false data to be gathered.Reply 12 postsRe:Re:Topic 4 DQ 1Victoria,
Hello, and thank you for sharing your post. There are some major differences between the two. Questionnaires can be utilized to gather a vast range of data from individuals about their perspectives and practices. A questionnaire allows for easy analysis of data and a larger population can be sampled.

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