Collecting Quantitative data and survey deisgn


The workshop aims to increase participants’ understanding of the process of designing and implementing effective survey questionnaires that yield high quality data. The following key concepts are covered:

-Creating accurate and precise measurements (SMART indicators), particularly for concepts that are ‘hard to measure’

- Understanding and using the Theory of Change framework ..


Surveys are a widely used and incredibly versatile tool for collecting information and primary data from individuals or groups in order to design policy and conduct research. Several factors need to be considered, during the conceptualization, design and implementation phases of a study, to ensure that quantitative data collected through survey instruments is reliable and accurate.

This two-day introductory workshop provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to basic concepts of measurement theory and quantitative survey design. The workshop draws on CLEAR/J-PAL SA’s vast experience in running randomised evaluations that involve extensive primary data collection. Through this workshop, participants learn concepts related to what data to collect, how to design good survey instruments, why and how to pilot survey instruments, use of digital vs. Paper-based modes for data collection, and how to develop field protocols, as well as best practices related to each. Additionally, the workshop delve into strategies used in measurement of sensitive questions and for measurement in specific thematic areas..

  • Methodenkompetenzen / Methodische Kenntnisse
Durchführende Person/en bzw. Institution/en (inkl. kurzer Vorstellung)

Sohini Mookherjee

Umfang (Dauer)

2 days long


The course content is geared towards imparting knowledge on practical and theoretical aspects of collecting data and would benefit individuals who will either be leading data collection efforts at their respective organisations or will be commissioning da

Sonstige Angaben

The level of this workshop is basic to intermediate. It is intended for individuals who are looking to build their foundational understanding of the concepts related to quantitative data collection listed under workshop objectives.


There are no specific prerequisites to attend this course, however, some basic knowledge of quantitative evaluations and theory of change will be helpful.