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Why is it important to think through the data likely to be produced from your research at an early stage?

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There are many factors or steps that are involved in collecting data. These key considerations have a tendency to arise in any of the steps in the process of data collection. The way data will be collected and analyzed will depend on various factors such as the context, issue to be monitored, the purpose of gathering data, and the organization's size and nature. Data collection is a delicate matter and the matter of collecting information should be consistent with the Code and follows the privacy protection policy as well as have freedom of information.
To ensure success of data collection for research, the first step is to identify all the issues and opportunities when collecting data before one can decide the next steps. Among the things to be done here are conducting a review of the ...

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This solution discusses the following aspects of data collection: key considerations, factors/steps, difficulties in obtaining primary and secondary data.

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