In thinking about methods of data collection, you should consider the following questions:
- What specific methods, tools and instruments of data collection do you intend to use? Why? What do you expect to gain from these methods?
- If you intend to conduct focus groups, interviews or administer a questionnaire, what topics will be covered? Please provide a sample of questions.
It may be helpful to use more than one method of data collection in order to make the study more comprehensive, e.g. focus groups supplemented by secondary quantitative data or a field observation study supplemented by in-depth interviews.
What do you expect to gain from these methods?