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Part of or research guidelines, this covers the most important steps in the survey process, including, sampling, questionnaire design, data collection and data analysis.
Part of our Research Guidelines, this provides a explains the key steps in the sampling process, and describes the different kinds of samples, and their advantages and disadvantages.
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Surveys form the basis of many data collection exercises run by Oxfam and other organizations, ranging from assessments to ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes. Traditional methods of conducting surveys (often paper-based) can be time-consuming and there are limitations to the type and accuracy of information they collect. Digitalizing these data collection processes – using mobile phones or tablets instead of pen and paper – provides an opportunity to improve both the process and outputs of data collection.
Oxfam has developed this toolkit to support programme staff to conduct a mobile data collection exercise.
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