A survey gathers data from or about individuals to depict, analyze, or clarify their insight, states of mind, and conduct. In opposition to a census, an survey as a rule gathers information from a sample, from which analysts make inferences regarding the entire populace.
• Setting objectives for information collection
• Designing the study
Selecting the appropriate evaluation design
• Mixed-methods designs
• Attribution, contribution and the importance of the counterfactual
• Equity-focused evaluation at the policy level
• Equity-focused evaluation at the project and program levels
• Feasibility analysis
• what is a survey?
• Types of surveys
why and when is a survey used?
• When and how should a survey be used?
• Pre-conditions of the survey for its use in evaluation?
• Role of the survey in evaluation?
• Why use a survey in evaluations?
Administrating the survey/How is a survey carried out?
• Preparing a reliable and valid survey instrument
• Questionnaire development and design
• Questionnaire Design software.
• How are desk-based survey techniques carried out?
• Sampling strategies
• Sample size determination
• How are samples designed?
• Conducting pilot survey
• Implementing the survey
• How are the findings analyzed and treated?
• Managing and analyzing survey data
• Report writing and presentation of the results
Controlling the quality of the survey
• Different stages of quality control?
• Key issues to control?