Sources of information. Where and how do we get our information?. Three ways to gather information. Direct observations Field visits, experiments Interviews, surveys Participatory appraisal, focus groups. Primary information. Documents Materials already written Desk study.
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Where and how do we get our information?
Easy and quick to do
Based on documents already written
Possible to evaluate wide range of evidence
Do not meet people affected
Depend on what has already been written and published
Lack immediacy, personal impact
Can be boring!Desk studies
Reliable, objective, unbiased, accessible
Unreliable, putting one point of view, inaccessible
Professionally edited reports