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The Need for a Definition of Big Data for Nursing Science: A Case Study of Disaster Preparedness
Wong, Ho Ting1,2,3; Chiang, Vico Chung Lim1; Choi, Kup Sze4; Loke, Alice Yuen1
2016-10-01
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN1660-4601
Volume13Issue:10Pages:13
Corresponding AuthorChiang, Vico Chung Lim(vico.chiang@polyu.edu.hk)
AbstractThe rapid development of technology has made enormous volumes of data available and achievable anytime and anywhere around the world. Data scientists call this change a data era and have introduced the term "Big Data", which has drawn the attention of nursing scholars. Nevertheless, the concept of Big Data is quite fuzzy and there is no agreement on its definition among researchers of different disciplines. Without a clear consensus on this issue, nursing scholars who are relatively new to the concept may consider Big Data to be merely a dataset of a bigger size. Having a suitable definition for nurse researchers in their context of research and practice is essential for the advancement of nursing research. In view of the need for a better understanding on what Big Data is, the aim in this paper is to explore and discuss the concept. Furthermore, an example of a Big Data research study on disaster nursing preparedness involving six million patient records is used for discussion. The example demonstrates that a Big Data analysis can be conducted from many more perspectives than would be possible in traditional sampling, and is superior to traditional sampling. Experience gained from the process of using Big Data in this study will shed light on future opportunities for conducting evidence-based nursing research to achieve competence in disaster nursing.
KeywordBig Data disaster preparedness research method
DOI10.3390/ijerph13101015
WOS KeywordACQUIRED PRESSURE ULCERS ; ELECTRONIC-HEALTH-RECORD ; WEATHER ; REGISTRATION ; TECHNOLOGY ; CENSORSHIP ; CHALLENGES ; CONTINUITY ; EDUCATION ; BEHAVIOR
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000389570100082
PublisherMDPI AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/65547
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorChiang, Vico Chung Lim
Affiliation1.Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Sch Nursing, Disaster Nursing Task Force, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
2.Natl Taiwan Univ, Dept Geog, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Sch Nursing, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
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Wong, Ho Ting,Chiang, Vico Chung Lim,Choi, Kup Sze,et al. The Need for a Definition of Big Data for Nursing Science: A Case Study of Disaster Preparedness[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,2016,13(10):13.
APA Wong, Ho Ting,Chiang, Vico Chung Lim,Choi, Kup Sze,&Loke, Alice Yuen.(2016).The Need for a Definition of Big Data for Nursing Science: A Case Study of Disaster Preparedness.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,13(10),13.
MLA Wong, Ho Ting,et al."The Need for a Definition of Big Data for Nursing Science: A Case Study of Disaster Preparedness".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH 13.10(2016):13.
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