Collecting Data

The process of gathering accurate measurements or observations to find answers to research queries and analyze trends, probabilities and outcomes is known as gathering data. Data can be collected through many different methods, including surveys or questionnaires, interviews observation and more. Typically, data collected is arranged and stored in spreadsheets as well as other structured formats for later analysis.

You’ll need a system that will ensure all data is collected consistently and accurately. Forms are a great tool to standardize and regulate the manner in which data is submitted by participants or researchers. A mobile forms solution such as Magpi lets you create surveys and questionnaires that are simple to use easy to use, flexible, and straightforward. Participants can include free text, radio buttons, checkboxes. Barcodes, photos, or signatures.

Once you’ve decided on the primary data collection method(s) It’s time to put them into practice. This will vary based on the nature of the data you’re collecting but could include conducting your survey or interview to participants, and recording or monitoring the results. You’ll need to plan the analysis of your data once it’s been collected. This is vital since it helps to ensure that the data you’ve collected will solve your research question(s).