This indispensable tool for proposal writers, research students and project coordinators involved in large-scale data collection offers practical information on managing research projects. The book places emphasis on: applying good standards for data collection and processing; planning research activities; making budgetary decisions and budget control; hiring, training and supervising field interviewing staff; and ensuring high participant acquisition and retention rates, including techniques for locating lost participants. In addition, readers are shown the use of computerized information systems for the tracking of data collected and the data-management process.

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