CSK offers high quality data collection services for both quantitative and qualitative research studies. Through our well-trained and closely supervised data collectors, coupled with our strong data quality assurance systems, we always ensure delivery of high quality data to our clients.
CSK utilizes electronic data systems for its quantitative studies, which enables us to minimize errors during data collection. Our electronic data capture system also allows us to offer our clients with access to the online database where they can see data that is being collected in real time and even perform data frequencies at any point during data collection, by just simple clicks.
CSK has research/field assistants that are highly-experienced in conducting qualitative interviews, including key informant/in-depth interviews (KIIs/IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) as well as highly-experienced transcribers and translators who operates under strict organization quality assurance systems to ensure delivery of high quality products to our clients.
CSK offers other data management services, including; data entry and data cleaning, analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data materials or even just coding of qualitative data materials. Our data managers are conversant with the following data management software; SPSS, Atlas ti and Nvivo.
Examples of Past Assignments on Data Collection and Management
Population Council, New York, United States.
1 July 2017 – 28 February 2018
CSK was contracted to collect data for an assessment of the fertility desires and Family Planning (FP) needs among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) Living with HIV in Tanzania. This study was implemented by population council in collaboration with the reproductive and child health section (RCHS) of the ministry of health. The study employed mixed methods and CSK conducted the following data collection activities for this study; quantitative client exit interviews, provider consultation observations, qualitative client interviews and provider interviews. The study was conducted in Temeke and Kinondoni districts of Dar es salaam.
Family Health International (fhi360), Durhan, USA.
Feb 2017 to Jun 2018
CSK was contracted to collect data for the baseline, midline and endline evaluations of mLabour project; a study was piloting a Mobile Technology for Improving Intrapartum Care. The study was implemented by Dimagi, in collaboration with FHI360 and the reproductive and child health section of the Ministry of Health of Tanzania. CSK conducted the following data activities under this study; reviewing patients’ files (including partographs and clinical notes), conducting phone interviews with women who delivered in the past few weeks and conducting in-depth interviews with care providers working in labor wards of the study hospitals.
Population Council, New York, United States
September 2016 – 31 August 2017
CSK was contracted to collect data for the “DREAMS formative assessment regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) introduction for adolescent girls and young women in Tanzania”. This study was implemented in Tanzania by Population Council in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Program unit of the ministry of health of Tanzania. CSK conducted the following data activities under this study; a survey among care providers offering HIV/AIDS services in public and private health care facilities, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions among adolescent girls and boys as well as parents/guardians of minors. CSK as well transcribed the recorded interview materials and participated in coding of transcripts, data analysis and writing of the results/policy briefs and manuscripts. This study was conducted in Kyela district of Mbeya region and Temeke district in DSM.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dec, 2014 – May, 2016
CSK was contracted to collect data for an assessment of the Quality of Adolescent Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services in Tanzania. This was a multi-country study by Johns Hopkins University in three countries; Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The study was implemented in Tanzania by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Program unit of the ministry of health of Tanzania. It was a mixed methods study with two rounds of data collection; a quantitative and a qualitative round. CSK conducted the following data activities under this study; administering a questionnaire among 800 male adolescents aged 10-19 years who had received VMMC services in three regions (Mbeya, Njombe and Iringa), conducting in-dept interviews with male adolescents, VMMC service providers and managers, and conducting FGDs among female adolescents and parents/guardians of male adolescents receiving VMMC services. CSK staff as well transcribed and translated recorded IDIs and FGDs for this study.
ITAD Ltd, United Kingdom.
Aug 2016 – Dec, 2020
Two CSK staff were contracted to support data collection activities for the process evaluation of the Adolescent 360 (A360) project in Tanzania. Funded by BMGF/CIFF and implemented by PSI, A360 is multi-country program to support the uptake of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania. In Tanzania, CSK staff are supporting data collection activities for the process evaluation of A360 project at 6 months interval (twice a year) in the ten regions that the project is being implemented. The data collection activities include; in-depth interviews among service providers, A360 project managers, and among national, regional and district health officials. Data collection activities as well involves conducting focus group discussions (FGDs) and peer research among project beneficiaries i.e. adolescents and their parents/guardians.
The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, Maryland.
Feb – Sep 2016
CSK was contracted to support data collection activities for an assessment of the demand and willingness to pay (WTP) for mosquito nets in Tanzania. This study was implemented in Tanzania by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the national institute of medical research (NIMR). CSK was responsible for conducting the survey among care givers of school children in two regions and delivering clean data to Johns Hopkins University.