This module was created by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project.

This module continues the series of introductory e-learning modules on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). While you might find it useful to take META’s other introductory e-learning modules prior to this one, there are no prerequisites for completing this module. After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain why data collection methods matter for your programs
  • Ask yourself five questions to help choose appropriate methods
  • Determine when and when not to use certain methods, like individual in-depth interviews, focus groups, observation, and surveys.

Approximate time to complete: 20 mins

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