PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

Based on a review of the available documents and the methods discussed therein, here are some initial findings:

METHODS FOUND BY PROGRAM CYCLE STAGE

The stages of the program cycle where data collection methodology is most emphasized, both generally and for qualitative methods in particular, are assessment, monitoring & evaluation. For other stages of the program cycle, there were some documents that addressed data collection for the appraisal stage, but very few that discussed data collection methods for program design or baseline determination. Not one of the organizations studied had documents that covered all stages of the program cycle. (see Table 1)

Table 1: Eight Organizations & Methods Found, by Stage of Program Cycle

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