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Research Roundtable: Comparing In-Person and Online Modes of Data Collection


Qualitative researchers use a mix of in-person and online methods to collect data. Online tools like videos, chats and message boards are relevant now more than ever. But how does the mode of collecting qualitative data impact the content and the cost?

In our Research Roundtable series, FHI 360 Principal Economist Annette Brown speaks with FHI 360 experts to hear about their successes and lessons learned from recently published research. In this episode, Emily Namey, Associate Director of the Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences Division for Global Health, Population and Nutrition at FHI 360, joins to discuss what researchers should keep in mind when collecting data online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full research paper, sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):