Data Collection: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions


Susan Elswick (Editor)
Assistant Professor, BA Program Coordinator, University of Memphis, Department of Social Work, Memphis, TN, USA

Series: Government Procedures and Operations, Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: LAW036000

Data Collection: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions, edited by Dr. Susan E. Elswick, presents a broad and dynamic perspective on data collection practices across multiple disciplines. The contributors identify potential ethical concerns, and describe future directions for addressing these issues. Furthermore, this book provides the reader with details about recent and possible future advances in the use of data collection practices within the fields of healthcare, social and behavioral sciences, digital survivor work, crisis work, computer technology/needs assessment development, and the field of hospitality management. Each chapter provides the reader with direct insight into these multiple fields of practice. The contributing authors are experts in their disciplines, and provide rich perspectives to the audience. Chapters provide descriptions regarding the data collection methods utilized in each field, and the best implications for data practices and future work within these fields. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Data Collection Methods

Chapter 1. Quantitative or Qualitative Research: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions
Jennifer V. Salmon (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Data Collection in Behavioral Sciences – Merging Fields

Chapter 2. The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis to the Field of Social Work: Lessons in Data Collection and Best-practices
Susan E. Elswick (Assistant Professor/ BA Program Coordinator, University of Memphis, Department of Social Work, Memphis, TN, USA)

Data Collection in Crisis Research

Chapter 3. Research in Crises: Data Collection Suggestions and Practices
Xialing Lin, Zhan Xu, Adam Rainer, Robert Rice, Patric R. Spence and Kenneth A. Lachlan (Penn State –Worthington Scranton, PA, USA, and others)

Data Collection in Healthcare

Chapter 4. Heterogeneity among Blacks in the United States: Implications for Federal Health Data Collection and Reporting
Rashida Dorsey, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, Lacreisha Ejike-King, and Gloria González (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA, and others)

Data Collection in Digital Survivor Advocacy

Chapter 5. Digital Survivor Advocacy: Fighting So You May Never Know Tragedy
Carla J. Sofka (Siena College, Loudonville, NY, USA)

Data Collection in User-Centered Programming

Chapter 6. The User-Centered Design Process to Develop a Multi-modal Family Needs Assessment Tool
Arthi Krishnaswami (CEO/ Founder, RyeCatcher, NY, USA)

Data Collection in the Field of Hospitality

Chapter 7. Data Collection and Technology in the Service Industry Field
Jamie Elswick (Director of Business Development, Behavior Services of the MidSouth, LLC)


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