Key question 1: What data collection tools are needed? (interview questionnaires, survey questionnaires, observation templates, etc.).
Key question 2: What sample is needed to collect the data through a given method? This is important for both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
- Develop the methodology reflecting on:
- the capacity you have and the resources available
- the extent to which secondary data can be used;
- what primary data needs to be collected
Example: A survey will be conducted over the phone six months after the programme. Former participants will be asked about their current activities (if studying, and which level and programme) and future career plans (if they plan to enrol in further education and training, find a job, or other).