Data Collection Guide

Use this introductory guide to data collection to organize your data collection plan.

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Data Collection Guide

Use this introductory guide to data collection to organize your data collection plan.

Good data collection requires a clear process to ensure the data you collect is clean, consistent, and reliable. However, establishing that process can be tricky. It involves taking stock of your objectives, identifying your data requirements, and deciding on a method of data collection.

Download and review this introductory guide to data collection to work through the process of organizing a data collection plan for your program.

Reasons to Read the Guide to Data Collection:
  • Learn how to clarify your project objectives
  • Decide on what data you need to collect
  • Choose a method of data collection
  • Organize your data collection plan

Highlights

A look at what's inside

Learn how to categorize your data requirements, including worker and project performance metrics.

Read about the different methods of data collection, including surveys, interviews, and observational data collection.

Understand the basics of information workflow diagrams and data collection plan outlines.

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