NRS 433 Topic 2 DQ 1 

Topic 2 DQ 1 

Apr 11-13, 2022 

Qualitative data has been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to the researcher. Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data. 

Wanda Felder 

Posted Date 

Apr 17, 2022, 6:50 PM 

Review this article about how social media was used as a resource for coding with qualitative data. 

Nadelson, S. & Nadelson, L. (2019). Making qualitative research real to students: Using social media postings to teach qualitative data coding. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing,16(2). 169–171. 10.1111/wvn.12356 


Wanda Felder 

Posted Date 

Apr 17, 2022, 6:49 PM 

Review this image for a better understadning of qualitative data analysis 

Wanda Felder 

Posted Date 

Apr 17, 2022, 6:48 PM 

Interactive research methods map 

This research methods map is great. 

Please review! 


Jana Garcia 

Posted Date 

Apr 14, 2022, 2:11 PM 

Replies to Wanda Felder 

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators and the VA Nursing Affairs Outcome Database are two software programs that collect and store information to be evaluated and used by professional nurses as strategies to store research data that will be used to delivery evidence-based care. These databases were “designed for evaluating nursing care in the acute setting” (Montalvo, 2007). When this data is retrieved, it is referred to as data mining. “Data mining technology can search for potentially valuable knowledge from a large amount of data, mainly divided into data preparation and data mining, and expression and analysis of results” (Yang, 2020). Professional nurse researchers are no longer having to manage their own data because information technology manages them electronically. Because nursing demands ethical professional guidelines in EBP, whatever strategy a nurse chooses to use, they must pull from a trusted research database otherwise, they may risk unethical outcomes. When searching for strategies to store and retrieve data, nurses must be aware of the possibility of “scientific misconduct, particularly as it pertains to falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism” (Ulrich, 2015). In cancer epidemiology studies a program often used is SEERS, or Surveillance, epidemiology, and end results. This clinical information helps clinical researchers provide efficient, convenient, and clear access to data. Strategies for managing data in 2022 include advanced technologies. Respectfully, Jana  


Montalvo I. (2007). The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 12(3), 13p. 


Ulrich, C. M., Wallen, G. R., Cui, N., Chittams, J., Sweet, M., & Plemmons, D. (2015). Establishing good collaborative research practices in the responsible conduct of research in nursing science. Nursing outlook, 63(2), 171–180. 


Yang, J., Li, Y., Liu, Q., Li, L., Feng, A., Wang, T., Zheng, S., Xu, A., & Lyu, J. (2020). Brief introduction of medical database and data mining technology in big data era. Journal of evidence-based medicine, 13(1), 57–69. 


Jumyr Kangleon 

replied toJana Garcia 

Apr 14, 2022, 8:44 PM 

Replies to Jana Garcia 

Hi Jana, Themes analysis, grounded theory, and literature reviews are some of the approaches used in qualitative research, and evaluating qualitative data may be overwhelming and complex. The examination of huge amounts of data in order to identify meaningful patterns and rules is an essential aspect of scientific discovery because patterns are required for the development of scientific hypotheses and causal models (Berber & Berber, 2004). Qualitative research results are useful because they provide a better understanding of the facts that describe people’s behaviors, routines, lives, and minds. Data mining tries to explain and clarify behavioral patterns in massive volumes of data. A large volume of data is extracted (mined) for useful knowledge. Such knowledge will allow for the establishment of relationships between attributes or data sets, the clustering of similar data, the classification of attribute relationships, and the display of information that would otherwise be hidden or lost in a massive amount of data if data mining were not used (Pastrana et al., 2019). When working with large amounts of data, particularly data from nursing research, the task of analyzing can be difficult to manage and organize. In nursing research, data mining as a method of data analysis can aid in the finding of causal factors and the demonstration of outcome effectiveness (Berger & Berger, 2004). This technique can turn a huge amount of data into useful information that can improve clinical practice. It is critical to recognize the value of data that can enhance the lives of others when we are able to locate it. The opportunity for nurse researchers to acquire useful insight into patterns and trends has the potential to improve nursing knowledge and progress.  


Berger, A.M., and Berger, C.R. (2004). Data mining as a tool for research and knowledge development in nursing. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 22(3), 123-131. 


Pastrana, J.L., Reigal, R.E., Morales-Sanchez, V., Morillo-Baro, J.P., Juarez-Ruiz de Mier, R., Alves, J., and Hernandez-Mendo, A. (2019). Data mining in the mixed methods: Application to the study of the psychological profiles of athletes. 

  Jana Garcia 

replied toJumyr Kangleon 

Apr 16, 2022, 8:57 PM 


Replies to Jumyr Kangleon 

Hi Jumyr,  

Thank you for responding to my post. Data mining in research was especially important during the Covid-19 pandemic because it was and still is imperative that the public are health care literate to understand Covid-19 and prevention measures. However, the “pandemic of COVID-19 shows that low health literacy is a public health problem that has long been underestimated worldwide” (Qi, 2021). It is the responsibility of Public Health professionals to present education on Covid-19 in a manner that the public will understand and review the results to prove that education is useful and more importantly that the public is utilizing the information to prevent the spread of infection. Data mining is used in this process. Countries with low health literacy would require more education and perhaps more field work from Public Health officials. Data mining has shown researchers that “a systematic approach is needed to address health literacy issues, together with a strengthened framework of collaborative networks for health literacy at all regional, national and global levels” (Qi, 2021). Researchers use data mining to determine country by country and region by regions what implementations are needed to help the public understand the Covid-19 disease. The information gathered by data mining keeps us all safer when strategies are developed to prevent the spread of infection based on the publics level of understanding. Thank you, Jana  

Qi, S., Hua, F., Xu, S., Zhou, Z., & Liu, F. (2021). Trends of global health literacy research (1995–2020): Analysis of mapping knowledge domains based on citation data mining. PLoS ONE, 16(8), 1–23. 

  Gale Storm-Bryant 

replied toJana Garcia 

Apr 16, 2022, 9:49 PM 

Replies to Jana Garcia 


Thanks for your post. 

An area of concern came to mind with thought of using data management services and software for storage of a research project. Accuracy of the information that will be found in this data system as although it is a computer-based program it is humans that enter the information into the system. It is great to have assistance in managing the information that has be collected by the researcher as organizing data can be very time consuming if using interviews, charts, graphs, and visuals as your process (Guetterman, et al., 2021). I can imagine a researcher being very possessive over their work, making sure everything is in order. They would have to have extensive training and knowledge in the use of the data management software and services. There are many libraries within the academic world investing in research data management services and piloting programs for information on its usefulness in the academic world (Muellenbach, 2021).  

It is very important that all software services and researchers maintain ethical behavior as it relates to patients, society, and the healthcare profession. Maintaining privacy, dignity, having informed consent and insuring participants understand the use and storage of their information (Dimitrios & Antigoni, 2018). The use of a research software and data base may give access to others if not properly secured and this could pose an ethical issue of breach in confidentiality.  



Dimitrios, T., & Antigoni, F. (2018). Ethics and Deontology in Nursing Research: A Discussion Paper. International Journal of Caring Sciences, 11(3), 1982–1989. 


Guetterman, T. C., Fàbregues, S., & Sakakibara, R. (2021). Visuals in Joint Displays to Represent   

Integration in Mixed Methods Research: A Methodological Review. Methods in Psychology, 5. 

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