6. Data Collection and Field Organisation
Now the actual fieldwork begins. You must prepare your most important asset — the data collectors — to ensure they collect the best data possible.
Data collectors here refers to both enumerators, who collect data through preset questionnaires and focus group discussion (FGD) facilitators, who collect the qualitative data. It is crucial that their training is both relevant and timely. In fact, it is during the training that the required materials and tools are finalized, with input from the data collectors themselves and through field-testing during the...[Read full chapter]