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Large Data Sets in Nursing Research- RUL

introduction to existing data set sources that might be used for secondary analysis by nurse researchers

Articles from the nursing journal literature

Aponte, J. (2010). Key elements of large survey data sets. Nursing Economic$, 28(1), 27-36.

Jacobson, A., Hamilton, P., & Galloway, J. (1993). Obtaining and evaluating data sets for secondary analysis in nursing research. Western Journal Of Nursing Research, 15(4), 483-494.

McArt, E., & McDougal, L. (1985). Secondary data analysis: a new approach to nursing research. Image: Journal Of Nursing Scholarship, 17(2), 54-57.

Doolan, D., & Froelicher, E. (2009). Using an existing data set to answer new research questions: a methodological review. Research & Theory For Nursing Practice, 23(3), 203-215.

Lange, L., & Jacox, A. (1993). Using large data bases in nursing and health policy research. Journal Of Professional Nursing, 9(4), 204-211.


       The NIH Library maintains a helpful website, Health Data Resources,  that offers information you can use to find, apply and analyze health and population data. The guide includes sections on sources for demographic data as well as hospital, surveillance, and service utilization data.


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