What's Your Best Method to Collect the Data You Need?
This interactive decision tree explores the reasons for using different data collection methods. A response from you can lead to an ending point; if you want to continue to explore the decision tree, use the graphic to respond in another way (e.g., No versus Yes).
- Do you need in-depth information about people's experiences or perspectives?
- Do you need information only from a few people?
- Surveys give you general information - breadth, not depth. Interviews and focus groups are better methods to use when the subject matter is complex and you want to fully understand the opinions of your subjects.
Do you need in-depth information about people's experiences or perspectives?