Data collection is an important phase in the research process. Effective data collection requires proper planning with well outlined work schedule. For a better understanding, the following Data Collection Daily Work Schedule is tabulated.
Table 1: Data Collection Daily Work ScheduleData collection work schedule includes various activities which include but may not be limited to brainstorming session, training of enumerators, allocation of research sites and documents, seeking consent, transport and communication logistics, food and accommodation logistics, field visits (which depends on the nature of the study – may take days, weeks, months or years), data management, error handling, data collection review.
While there are variations in data collection schedules depending on the nature of the study being undertaken, the illustrated schedule can be used to form the basis of drawing a comprehensive one.
By Anthony M. Wanjohi
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