Data Collection Definition


Data Collection:

Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.

Synonym: data aggregation, survey methods, survey methodology, survey method, dual data collection, data source, data linkage, contraceptive prevalence survey, community survey, baseline survey, surveys, survey, respondent, repeated rounds of survey, randomized response technique, randomized response technic, nonrespondent.