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  • Data collection

    What are most important things one needs to do when collecting a data?

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  • The geographic and sample size is important when one is collecting a data.

  • Determining what data to collect is one of the most important factors while collecting data and should be one of the first factors while collecting data. We must choose the subjects the data will cover, the sources we will be used to gather it, and the quantity of information we will require

  • The geographic and sample size is important when one is collecting a data.

  • Training the enumerator is crucial for data collection in order to obtain high-quality data.

  • This is one of the most important process in the monitoring and evaluation. Before data collection, the M&E team need to carefully formulate tools that will be used in the data collection process. Moreover, the team need to specify the role and responsibility of each staff involving in the data collection process. Besides, all staffs should be well trained before and during the data collection process.

    • To commence data collection, it's crucial to establish a clear purpose and identify the necessary data sources, followed by designing appropriate data collection tools.

    • Determine your sampling approach, conduct pilot tests for refinement.

    • Address ethical considerations and commence data collection, emphasizing accuracy.

    • Implement quality control to minimize errors, manage and store data securely, and validate and clean collected data.

    • Plan your data analysis, verify data accuracy, and analyze the findings for reporting.

    • Lastly, ensure proper data retention and archiving while continuously seeking ways to improve your data collection process.

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