Category:Data Collection

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The basic process for conducting a quantitative survey is:

  1. Defining the Population: deciding the type of people that you need to interview.
  2. Selecting a Sample: finding people to complete the questionnaire.
  3. Deciding How to Conduct the Interviews (e.g., online survey, email, by phone).
  4. Determining The Sample Size.
  5. Setting Quotas: trying to ensure that your sample has the right mix of respondents.
  6. Selecting Data Collection Software.
  7. Programming and Testing.
  8. Fielding the Survey: the soft-send and completing the data collection.

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