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Data Collection and Management

Data Collection and Management
A Practical Guide

Volume: 39
Other Titles in:
Social Research Methods

144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This indispensable tool for proposal writers, research students and project coordinators involved in large-scale data collection offers practical information on managing research projects.

The book places emphasis on: applying good standards for data collection and processing; planning research activities; making budgetary decisions and budget control; hiring, training and supervising field interviewing staff; and ensuring high participant acquisition and retention rates, including techniques for locating lost participants. In addition, readers are shown the use of computerized information systems for the tracking of data collected and the data-management process.

Planning and Budget
Training of Interviewers
Participant Acquisition and Retention
Supervision of Interviewers
Data Management
Quality Control and Research Ethics

Subject matter does not match with that of the course being developed.

Professor Richard Howard McClatchey
School of Computer Science, University of The West of England
September 28, 2016

Magda Stouthamer-Loeber

Magda has been involved with the Life History Studies group since its inception. She completed her M.A. in Holland, and her Ph.D. in Psychology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She has published widely on the data from the Pittsburgh Youth Study, particularly in the areas of help seeking and child abuse. Currently, she is working on positive outcomes, i.e., desistance and well-adjusted young men. She has been involved in many of the sub studies and has worked together with researchers who have used data from the Pittsburgh Youth Study. More About Author

Welmoet Bok van Kammen

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.