Data collection techniques a guide for researchers in humanities and education
Lawal Iro Sani Cln
Department of library and information Science, Ummaru Musa Ya’radu’a University, Katsina State, Nigeria
Received March 21, 2013; Accepted April 17, 2013
This paper is on data collection techniques. These are instruments that a researcher used in order to obtain data from the respondents. Various data collection instruments were discussed. Like observation method, questionnaire and interview method were all discussed. The paper did not take position, on which method is the best, this, is left to the potential researcher to choose. The use of journals, books and online sources was used in gathering the materials presented. It is hoped that, potential researcher from both the humanities and education faculties would make use of the information in selecting the instrument that will best suit their research.
Keywords: Questionnaire method, Interview method, Observation method.