PRS 4 - Data collection

At this stage the team members carry out the participatory research, collecting quantitative and qualitative data in each school.

What’s involved

The research team should collect quantitative and qualitative data in each school, drawing on the tools and indicators in the PRS Handbook to assess the extent to which the 10 rights (or those aspects of the right to education that have been prioritised) are being respected at school level. The adapted survey questions will help the research team to capture information in a systematic way. A variety of participatory tools may also be used to generate a process of empowerment and analysis in each survey area. This process is likely to take two days in each school catchment area. In pilot contexts, it may take longer. This bridging between a participatory process and a structured recording of the data forms the basis of future evidenced-based advocacy efforts.

Possible tools

Who’s involved

  • Local research team
  • School stakeholders
  • District Advisory Group
  • NGO and partner staff
  • Professional researcher



Here you can download some useful resources.

Tools in this toolbox


To present local information, problems and opportunities in a clear, visual way. A basic map of a local area can be overlaid with…


To track changes or document the history of a community or organisation.By capturing the chronology of events as perceived and …

Transect walk

A transect walk is a systematic walk along a defined path (transect) across a community to explore conditions by observing, askin…