Describe various types, advantages, and disadvantages of data collection methods used in research

Overview

For this discussion, you will choose a type of data collection method and describe a scenario when it would be useful as well as potential pitfalls of the method. Use your textbook as support for your answer.

Describe various types, advantages, and disadvantages of data collection methods used in research

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic.
The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

The dats collection method I have chosen is OBSERVATION.

LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (2014). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.