Our new “Thought Leadership” series provides insightful perspectives from some of our key QED staff and sector-specific experts in a variety of topics. Here we highlight thoughts and insights from Ingrid Orvedal, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, on the importance of considering the best-fit methodology for data collection to ensure the right data is collected from the right people. Below is an excerpt from this thought leadership piece.
“With any data collection effort, it is first crucial to understand what the data needs are, as well as who the end users are. Knowing this information will allow you to create a data collection approach and pick the best-fit methods to get the data you need, in the time allowed, from the people identified, and share it with the end users in the way expected…Without knowing why the data is needed and for whom, the methods selected are not likely to give the information needed.”
To read the full article on ‘Benefits and Pitfalls to Integrating Technology into Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Efforts’ please see below: