Use of diaries in research

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This article presents an overview of the diary as a popular method for data collection in nursing and health research. The context for using diaries as a data collection tool is considered and the nature and purpose of the diary and its relationship with health care are examined. The author reflects on different types of diary and their use in data collection, and explores the advantages and disadvantages of using a diary approach to data collection in health care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalNursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


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