Data Collection


Our Data Collection Services encompass a wide range of methods, including Primary, Secondary, and Mixed data collection. We employ various techniques such as online surveys, direct interviews, Skype interviews, and sourcing information from peer-reviewed journals and other credible online sources.

Data Collection: Primary and Secondary Data Gathering Services

Data collection is the systematic process of assembling, documenting, structuring, categorizing, or defining information for the purpose of making it available for logical analysis. The primary goal of data collection is to provide a foundation for informed decision-making that aligns with management objectives. Essentially, data collection serves to find answers to the research questions at hand.

In the words of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1997, “The collection of data is not an end in itself but is essential for informed decision-making.” This statement underscores the idea that data collection is a means to an end, namely, facilitating well-informed decision-making.

It is worth noting that the methods employed for data collection hold immense significance as they directly impact the validity of research outcomes. Therefore, selecting the appropriate data collection methods is considered a critical aspect of any research study. The choice of data collection methods plays a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability and credibility of the information gathered, ultimately contributing to the success of the research endeavour.

Data Collection:
Primary, Secondary, and Mixed Sources

Data collection encompasses a wide array of methods and approaches, including experiments, clinical trials, the systematic observation and recording of well-defined events, data extraction from management information systems, the administration of surveys via closed-ended questionnaires on web-based platforms, face-to-face interviews, and telephone surveys.

Our comprehensive data collection services are designed to cater to a diverse range of needs, whether you’re seeking information from the general consumer population, high-level executives such as CEOs and VPs, middle management, the working population, individuals with specific medical conditions, students, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or any other industry.

Our team is proficient in conducting various data collection methods, including online surveys, direct interviews, Skype interviews, observational studies, and focus groups. We are well-equipped to adapt to any specific methodology required, thanks to our team of experts in research methodology and statistics.

Our dedicated team comprises specialists in research methodology, data collection executives, statisticians, quality assurance checkers, and assurance teams. They are trained in every aspect of planning, executing, and monitoring data collection processes. Our team possesses the expertise and skills necessary to carry out two primary types of data collection methods: primary and secondary data collection.

Primary data collection involves gathering fresh data through methods such as experiments, surveys, observations, and personal interviews. On the other hand, secondary data refers to information that has already been collected and is readily available from external sources. Whether you require new, firsthand data or wish to leverage existing data, our team is prepared to meet your specific data collection needs effectively and efficiently.

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Data Collection Service Features at Statistics Consultancy
Service Features: Sample Size Calculation and Data Management

Effective data management is a critical component of your research endeavors. The data you collect must be entered accurately and thoughtfully, with an eye toward facilitating subsequent statistical analysis. For larger datasets, we offer the development of data entry software to streamline the process and reduce errors. Furthermore, our services encompass a range of data-related tasks, including data entry, collation, imputation, and conversion.

Our service offerings include:

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How Statistics Consultancy
Delivers Collected Data

Once primary data is gathered from individuals through questionnaires or interviews (capturing attitudes, feelings, and personal experiences), we undertake the following steps:

  • Data Entry: If the data is in hard copy form, our team enters it into Excel or SPSS format.
  • Data Cleaning: If the data was obtained from online surveys or recordings, it undergoes a cleaning process to ensure accuracy and consistency before analysis.


Before committing to your project, we will request the following information:

  • Objective of the Study: Understanding the specific goals and purpose of your research.
  • Target Population: Identifying the group or individuals your study aims to investigate
  • Target Geographical Area: Specifying the geographic region or scope of your study.
  • Rarity of the Sample Studied: Clarifying any unique or rare characteristics of the sample under examination.
  • Specific Parameters: Defining the particular variables and parameters relevant to your study, which may vary based on the research focus

At Statistics Consultancy, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive support for your research needs, from data collection to analysis, ensuring the highest standards of data quality and accuracy.