Data Collection: The Advantage of a Traveling Team

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Research surveys frequently require timely data collection from specific geographies. In an era of declining response rates and decreased funding for field interviewer training, a traveling data collection team provides a reliable solution for high-quality data gathering. An Experienced Team A traveling team assembled from a pool of highly qualified candidates. The benefit of an… Read more »

The Critical Need for High-Quality Data Collectors: Avoiding Misinformation

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Research survey budgets are tight and scientists are increasingly concerned with obtaining high-quality data at the lowest possible cost. The budget of any research project depends upon a number of factors and can vary from one project to another. While web-based survey can be the most economical way in which to rapidly reach a large… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS Study

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Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS was a pilot study to inform the development of a national messaging campaign aimed at improving child health specific to food consumed in Quick Service Restaurants. The study was structured with one community serving as the intervention location, and another as the control. Previously collected baseline data was followed up with… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), sponsored a research study in which data collection staff conducted in-person interviews with marine recreational anglers along the east coast and in Puerto Rico. Field staff traveled to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and… Read more »

GRIT Report Insights in Qualitative Research: The Need for High-Quality Data Collectors

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The Primacy of High-Quality Data The latest GRIT report offered valuable insights into the needs and priorities of research scientists, the perspectives of research vendors, and the successes and constraints of the relationships that exist between the two. Researchers, unsurprisingly, accord the greatest primacy to the quality of the data derived from the research. There… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Beer Brand Familiarity Study

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A beer brand familiarity study, now underway, consists of surveying local residents of the Hispanic community in order to gather opinions related to brand awareness and certain alcoholic beverages.  The recruited respondents are males between the ages of 21 and 54 years old, and either unacculturated (still mostly tied to their home culture, predominately acquiring… Read more »