Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

8.1 Identify different types of data collection techniques.

8.2 Discuss factors affecting choice of data collection methods.

8.3 Discuss ethical considerations of data collection and obligations of researchers.

8.4 Discuss data collection methods used in qualitative studies.

8.5 Discuss the ethical issues associated with observation.

8.6 Discuss the implications of calls for data accessibility and research transparency for qualitative research.