Staff Capacity and Data Quality in VI Agroforestry
Author: NABUKEERA VIVIAN
Supervisor: Godfrey Bwanika
This study was conducted amongst the Vi Agroforestry partners. It is entitled “Staff capacity and data quality” the study was guide by three major objectives that is: To assess how capacity of staff in designing data collection tools affect project data quality.
To evaluate the capacity of staff in data collection and its relationship to project data quality and to assess how the ability of staff to analyze data affect project data quality
The main objective of this study can be summarized as the relationship between staff capacity and the quality of data among Vi Agroforestry partner staff. understanding the different capacities of staff who handle data and how the presence or the lack of these capacities have affected data quality.
A correlational research design was applied as a research design in this study and correlational data was majorly used in the analysis. This non-experimental type of research was helpful in identifying the relationship between variables and seeing the frequency of occurrence in the variables. Purposive sampling was used to identify the sample and staff who are knowledgeable or who have handled data were interviewed. A total of 61 staff were interviewed out of a population of 70 staff and this sample was determined using a 95% confidence level. Other primary data collection methods used were key informant interviews and observations. Statistical data analysis involved the use of descriptive and inferential analytical techniques.
Staff capacity in designing data management was found to have an impact on the data quality and this is backed by the analysis that on the different staff capacities that are discussed in the later chapters.