Hope you are doing fine! My name is Surendran and I work at SocialCops. Our mission is to drive the world’s most important decisions using data. I’m writing to share an ebook we recently launched, which might be useful for the members of this community.
In the last two years, we’ve helped over 150 partners — including BASF, Tata Trusts, Ministry of Rural Development (India) and NextBillion — collect over 20 million data points using our platform. In the process, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to collect high quality data to drive decision making. We wanted to share our experiences and the lessons we have learned around how to effectively collect data.
We’ve curated our knowledge into an ebook, “The Ultimate Guide To Effective Data Collection”. You can download it here.
This 30-page guide contains everything you need to know to improve the way you collect data, including the basic building blocks of effective data collection:
- Frame your research question, outcomes and indicators
- Choose between 4 types of data collection methods
- Use (and even mix) qualitative and quantitative research
- Write purposeful questions to improve data quality
- Sample your population, with a simple sample size formula
We hope this ebook will be a useful resource for you. Feel free to forward it to anyone else who might find it useful. If you have feedback on this ebook, please let us know here.
Here’s to driving better decisions through better data!
P.S. Apologies if you received this mail more than once!