Research Methods

Collecting Data

This is the process of gathering the information for your study/research. In this computer-based activity below, students use the free online tutorial ‘Collect This!’ to examine the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. The exercise takes around an hour in total.

Discover More Introducing basic principles of data collection using a range of methods

The tutorial is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction to data collection

  • The research process

  • Suggested scenarios

  • Collecting your data

  • Using and presenting your data


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