To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications. In designing your programs, it can be helpful to map out all the data points you need to collect. META’s Data Collection Planning Worksheet can help.
Want to learn more?
- Take META’s self-paced e-learning module: Choosing Data Collection Methods.
- To help you choose between common options like pre-post-tests, focus groups, in-depth interviews, observation, and surveys, see META’s quick reference table: Overview of Common Data Collection Methods.
- To walk through the process of choosing the right methods for your programs, see: 5 Steps for Choosing Data Collection Methods.