SMART Surveys

The data collection component of research is common to all fields of study, including physical and social sciences, humanities, business, etc. While methods vary by discipline, the emphasis on ensuring accurate and honest collection remains the same. Regardless of the field of study or preference for defining data (quantitative, qualitative), accurate data collection is essential to maintaining the integrity of research. An improperly collected data can lead to inability to answer research questions accurately, inability to repeat and validate the study, distorted findings resulting in wasted resources, misleading other researchers to pursue fruitless avenues of investigation, compromising decisions for public policy, even causing harm to human participants.

We help organizations in the field of natural resource management and public policy making to collect accurate data from the field through both the selection of appropriate data collection instruments and clearly delineated instructions for their correct use reduce the likelihood of errors occurring. We have a team of well experienced and skilled enumerators for the collection of data from the field. We use both paper based surveys and Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) for collecting high quality information from the ground. Our field of expertise ranges from ecological surveys to social and economic surveys.