Data collection instrument/tool

DEFINITION 1: Refers to the device used to collect data, such as a paper questionnaire or computer assisted interviewing system
SOURCE:  Statistical Quality Standards,U.S. Census Bureau, 2010.


DEFINITION 2: Methodologies used to identify information sources and collect information during an evaluation.
NOTE: Examples are informal and formal surveys, direct and participatory observation, interviews, focus groups, expert opinion, case studies, and literature search.
SOURCE: Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results based management. Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD Publications, Paris, 2002.


RELATED TERMS: baseline data, data, data collection, quality, data quality

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