How will you collect the data?
Most data is collected in either of two categories:
- Data collection forms
Questionnaires are used most when collecting Qualitative, ordinal data. Data collection forms are used most when collecting Quantitative data.
Again, it is a good idea to give supporting evidence that the way in which you will be collecting the key data will be reliable and valid. For example, many well-known questionnaires have been tested extensively and are accepted as a valid and reliable method for collecting data, such as the SF-36 for Quality of Life assessment.
Give thought as to how the data will end up on the computer. You need to think about the optimal layout of record forms and how to input data into a spread sheet for analysis.