Imagine that you are employed in an organisation (non-governmental organisation or church structure at any level: national; regional, local). This organisation has considerably more volunteers than employees, and there is some fatigue among existing volunteers and problems of recruiting new volunteers. There are also some tensions and relatively high turn-over among the staff. An external company has been asked to undertake a survey among the volunteers.
Now you are asked to supplement this survey by doing data collection among staff, investigating whether the tensions among the staff can also be a part of the explanation for how the organisation is perceived and (un)able to keep and recruit volunteers. You are told that you will be given three full weeks to undertake a data collection among the staff, and that the results from this data collection must be presented within three months, and that your text will be a chapter in the possible final report.
1 What kind of data collection you do and what kind of sampling technique will be applied? Justify the answer, by relating the suggested data collection to one approach in theory (and explain why).
2 Identify one question in the data collection tool(s) regarding staff members’ positive assessment of relations within the organisation, and one question in the data collection tool(s) regarding staff members’ negative assessment of relations within the organisation. When you have finalised the data collection tool(s), the leader(s) demand to see the data collection tool(s); should you accept this? Justify the answer.