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Confidentiality, Data management, Data sharing, Ownership, Qualitative research, Record keeping



  1. Lin, Li-Chen RN, MSN


Qualitative research provides rich data on phenomena important to nursing and may offer in-depth information for critical care nurses in providing care to their patients. Data management, which encompasses topics such as human subjects' protection, confidentiality, data storage and record keeping, data ownership, and data sharing, is a critical process in qualitative research that deserves researchers' attention. Thus, the purpose of this article is to synthesize existing research studies on qualitative data management.