Design and survey management

I provide support for the design and implementation of your study. I develop the tools necessary for the data collection, using both qualitative and quantitative methods including: observation, semi-structured interview, questionnaire (traditional and online) and randomized experiment.

I offer support both with qualitative and quantitative designs

I design, implement and supervise data collection. Depending on your needs, I can use one or several of the following tools:

  • Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) are based on the random affectation of individuals to a treatment group, with a program or a policy, or to a control group, without the program or policy. There can be mutiple treatment groups if there are several programs or policies to test. The main interest of the RCT is that it limits the selection bias and allows an unbiased estimate of the effects of the studied program.
  • The survey is a standardized tool that collect data on a large number of individuals or households. In addition to the information specific to the objectives of the study, a range of information on respondents' sociodemographic characteristics, opinions and practices are usually collected. Surveys can be administered on paper or online, depending on the target population. The interest of survey rest on its capacity to provide results representative of a population.
  • The semi-structured interview is a method that allows in-depth analysis on smaller sample. It is a rigorous methods that gives more freedom to the respondents, and allow them to express themselves with their own words, and with the details that make sense to them.
  • The observation is based on a sustainable presence in the investigative field. It collects information on the practices of the people surveyed, the material and symbolic universe in which they live and on the "native" vocabulary they use.
Posted on June 9, 2015 .