Collecting data in mixed methods research
Over the past decade, donor organizations, researchers and development practitioners have recognized the importance of collecting mixed methods gender and assets data in monitoring & evaluation and impact evaluation of development programs. Nonetheless, many researchers and practitioners remain unsure of why or how to do this. This toolkit has been developed as part of the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project (GAAP) to assist researchers and practitioners who are either new or unfamiliar with mixed methods gender and assets data collection and analysis.1 In addition to establishing the need for gender and assets research, the toolkit defines key concepts and highlights methods for collection, analysis, and dissemination. It also draws from first-hand insights (opportunities and challenges) from previous research projects. For those interested in more indepth study, the toolkit also links to additional references. This toolkit is a living document that is intended to develop over the life course of the GAAP project. We encourage you to share your experiences doing gender-assets data collection.