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Teaching the Code Book: Preparation for Data Entry

Wolf, Zane Robinson PhD, RN, FAAN


Graduate students report that nursing research courses are challenging. When the idea of a code book is introduced, they often are confused. To help students understand the contribution of a code book to an investigation and the connection between instruments for data collection, measurement, and preparation of data for computerization, the author created a teaching strategy on code book construction.

Author affiliation: Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Corresponding Author: Dr Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, La Salle University, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA 19141 (

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