Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Conducting survey research among organisational populations in developing countries: can the drop and collect technique make a difference?

Ibeh, K.I.N. and Brock, J.U. (2004) Conducting survey research among organisational populations in developing countries: can the drop and collect technique make a difference? International Journal of Market Research, 46 (3). pp. 375-373.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

This paper draws upon relevant empirical evidence to suggest the greater effectiveness of the drop and collect survey (DCS) method in enhancing response rates among sub-Saharan African (SSA) organisations. It proposes these improved response rates to be more likely among smaller organisations, and in situations where direct, face-to-face contact can be achieved with key informants, by appropriately trained/experienced field staff. The implications of these findings for improving the overall flow and validity of research information in SSA and beyond are discussed.