In the survey research community, the title Field Director is commonly used to denote the person with overall responsibility for the data collection component of a survey that uses off-site interviewing personnel as data collectors. Not to be confused with the Principal Investigator or the Project Director, which may be positions held by other staff on the project, the Field Director role is commonly limited in functional scope to all aspects of collecting data in the field. The Field Director also may be called the Field Manager or Data Collection Task Leader. (The Field Director title is sometimes used to refer to the person in charge of data collection in a centralized telephone call center, although some consider this a less appropriate use of the ...
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