Initial Post Instructions
If you collect your own personal interview data, you assure yourself of consistency (i.e., if you want things done right, do it yourself). Practicality dictates that you will often need help to collect substantial data in the field, but this brings with it some glaring problems.
Suppose a study involved going into high schools, observing student behavior in the cafeteria and interviewing a diverse group of students from each school.
What are some of the problems you could foresee and what would you do to prevent them?
2. Is it ever okay to eliminate a survey response, even if nothing is missing from it? If so, under what circumstances would it be justified? Please give specific examples.