COVID-19 pandemic and its social distancing requirements necessitated consultants and non-governmental organization to conduct remote and online research, monitoring and evaluation activities. As such, it’s crucial for research professionals to adapt the remote approach in data collection while maintaining high standards of data quality, analysis and meaningful reporting. However, remote data collection comes with its own challenges related to planning, logistical arrangements, implementation, data quality, capturing and analysis.
In this webinar, the speaker has shared her first-hand experience of the opportunities and challenges she has faced while conducting data collection during the COVID-19 crisis. In her presentation, Jessica has refered to one of the assignments she has worked on, with two other consultants, contracted by the EuroMed Feminist Initiative. The study, which is a regional comparative study of national policies and strategies to assess the gender dimension in the response to the refugee crisis, covers Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.