Data Collection Modes

ORCA gathers data in many different ways, including:

  • Surveys conducted in-person and by telephone
  • Case Studies
  • Focus Group Discussions (note: by clicking ‘Focus Groups’, please link it to its relevant page):

Data Collection Capabilities:

  • A large, highly experienced multi-ethnic and gender-balanced national field staff composed of 1,200 interviewers,  68 field supervisors and 100 monitoring and quality control supervisors.
  • Use of new technologies such as GPS devices.
  • Extensive experience with longitudinal and tracking studies
  • Proven capability to access diverse and hard-to-reach communities
  • Interviewing in all languages of Afghanistan (Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki, Turkmeni, Pashayee, Nooristani)
  • Superior interviewer training tailored to meet unique client needs