We are driven by a

Passion for Excellence.

Our Process to Excellence

Our Methodology

In order to achieve the objectives of assigned tasks, we review relevant documents, for examples, terms of reference, logical frameworks, project proposals and available reports. We then adopt a multi-phase participatory approach. This approach calls for using both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as primary and secondary sources. It covers discussions with beneficiaries; administering of questionnaire; focus group discussions which target institutions and other stakeholders (Government officials, NGOs, INGOs, Local Government Officials, community leaders, Market Officials et cetera). Direct observations, Semi Structured Interviews, key informants / specialized interviews and informal conversation also form part of our approaches. Most often, we triangulate our findings. In a nutshell, we most often use the below methodological approaches:

  • Literature / Desk Review

  • Inception Report

  • Development of Data Collection Tools: Designing the Questionnaires

  • Training of the Field Workers/Data Collectors

  • Pilot Test

  • Field work ( Beneficiary Survey, Key informants and Focus Group Discussions)

  • Ethical Consideration During and After Field Works

  • Weekly Updates

  • Data Analysis

  • Quality Check

  • Draft report

  • Validation of Findings

  • Final Report

Our methodology always and vividly addresses:

  • Data collection instruments, protocols and procedures:

    Sampling procedures for both qualitative and quantitative data
    Procedures for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
    Plans for data entry, processing and quality control
    Format and system for data entry and strategy for editing/cleaning the data plus backup

  • Training materials for data collectors and data entrants:

    Proposed time frame / Work Plan.
    Ethical Consideration.

  • Potential constraints and how it will be overcome:

    Selection / assignment of research assistants, data collectors and data entry clerks.
    Overseeing data collection process.

Most often, we used the RAOSOFT Sample Size Calculator Standard Table (The Research Field Guide) or the Systematic Random Sampling (SRS) method to select our sample size. To analyze our quantitative findings, we use both Excel and SPSS. With these procedures and software, we ensure a confidence interval ranging from 95% to 99% and a margin of error of ± 5%.