The organic waste disposal program can be grouped into three broad stages which include understanding the biological waste sorting technique and practices; investigating people perception on organic waste disposal and waste management awareness programs.
Surveying, site visiting, and interviews are the primary methods of collecting incisive information concerning the waste management. Surveying could involve the thorough examination of records and features so as to devise succinct statistical inferences to plan the disposal process (Ackroyd and Hughes, 1981). This approach is indispensable in data collection, particularly when examining the organic waste techniques and people’s perception of waste disposal processes. The main benefit of surveying is that it has high representativeness; cost economical; convenient in data gathering; little or no observer subjectivity and yield precise results (Ray, 2014).
Site visiting is yet another invaluable method that can be used in data collection. The method involves visiting the garbage sites to obtain in-depth information essential in the educational aspects of the learning program. The approach could be applicable in all the three steps of organic waste disposal process. From organic waste technique to waste disposal awareness, site visiting is vital in verifying and confirming prior studies, interviews and other documentations. The approach is useful not only on validating prior studies but also accentuating theoretical knowledge (Conducting research, data collection and analysis, 2016).
Interviewing also comes in handy in the qualitative research such as fish waste disposal and management. The interview can be either face-to-face, through the telephone or the computer assisted. The face-to-face meeting comes in handy at all stages of data collection. It helps the researcher identify good rapport with the participants such as the garbage collecting organisation thereon heightening the chances of cooperation and fruitful interview. Furthermore, telephone interviews could be useful where the researcher has less time or limited resources to access the participants (Ray, 2014).
Regardless of the data collection method involved, the process takes time thus it is prudent that the researcher is conversant with the data collection methods to save time and resources. Theoretical conceptualisations of the organic waste management procedures and techniques is essential in generating an intuitive research idea (Site Visit Process Schedule, 2016). The design initiative I used on the organic waste, processing and consumption entails six key steps to be succeed. First, I identified issues and opportunities for collecting data. Then follows selecting the issue to research on and set the goals of the study. Third step is planning on an approach and methods of data collection. After that, I collected data which was subject to shrewd analysis and interpretation in the fifth step. Afterward I assessed and verified the data. The last step involved developing an effective action plan essential in achieving strategic goals highlighted through the data collection process.
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