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Ready To Go? Worksheet

This worksheet will allow you to assess your readiness to begin your own "Where is the Money" (WITM) research. The more questions you can answer below, the more prepared you are to undertake your research. If you find that many questions are unanswered, set aside some time to prepare for your WITM research undertaking. Once you’re able to answer a majority of these questions, you know you’re ready to go!


Gather your resources

People:

You may decide to hire separate people for each role or hire people responsible for multiple roles depending on their skillset and capacity. This section will assist you in determining who plays what role and what the estimated costs will be to hire them.

Expenses:

8. Make a list of people required to complete this research by compiling all the people you wrote in the answers from questions 1-6. For each person, estimate salary costs in the currency your organization uses:

People Salary

10. Estimate translation costs for each language. As you estimate costs, remember you will need translations in 4 stages of your research:

  1. translations of survey questions should you choose to do surveys,
  2. translations to advertize your survey,
  3. translations of your final research products, and
  4. translations of the outreach to advertize your final research products.

Remember to estimate costs in the currency your organization uses.

Language Cost

Resources:


Frame your research


Design your survey

*If No, then you will need to create a paper survey for each population that cannot be reached online.

26. How long does it take for your participants to complete each survey?

Survey Time

*If Yes we recommend dividing your survey questions into separate sets: Sets that will be repeated and Sets that will be adjusted per survey


Collect and analyze your data


Conduct interviews


Use desk research


Synthesize your research findings

Review and gather inputs


Finalize and format

35. Estimate costs associated with the production of each research product you will create. Remember to include printing and distribution.


Research products Production costs

Advocate and tell the world!


The more questions you were able to answer, the more prepared you are to undertake your research.

If many questions remain unanswered, set aside some time to prepare for your WITM research undertaking.

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