A survey should be developed according to the context in which it is being implemented. While one can solicit a great deal of information, the collected information is worthless unless it is analysed and used. It is best to solicit responses that can be entered into a database (e.g., ACCESS software) easily. To maximise the versatility of the information collected, the opportunities and constraints of such data management systems in terms of data organisation, standardisation, and analysis, should be understood when designing and implementing any survey.

When Why
Analyzing Assessment
Comprehensive Analysis Check_mark
Implementing Community Infrastructure
Cultural and Arts
Human Resources
Natural Resources
Social Capital
Organizing Engagement
Partnership Building
Project Team Building
Planning Action Planning
Project Management
Reviewing Community Feedback
Process Evaluation
Project Evaluation
Topic Grow
Tool Details
Equipment/Facilities Needed
Expertise Needed Not Specified
Language English Only
Authors William Trousdale
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Publisher United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-HABITAT)
Date Created November 2011
File Size 1387172
File Format application/pdf
Source Document Title Promoting Local Economic Development through strategic planning: Local Economic Development (LED) series
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