Collecting data is a crucial part of the research process. In this article we highlight the problems and challenges we encountered while collecting data for the time use of pensioners in Pakistan, a developing country. We faced some anticipated as well as unanticipated problems and challenges while conducting interviews with pensioners for our research. The unforeseen challenges included inappropriate conduct of data providers with a female researcher, lack of funds, time management issues, a decline in response, and security issues in the field. We end the article with the recommendations to overcome those challenges and hence improving the data collection procedure and providing guidelines for societal data collection not only in rural Punjab, Pakistan, but indeed for those working in any underdeveloped and rural society.
data collection challenges, time use survey, pensioners, fieldwork, Bahawalpur
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Qasim, H., Ghazali, S. S., Rajab, M., & Gul, H. (2021). The Challenges Experienced during Data Collection on Pensioners’ Time Use in Bahawalpur Division, Pakistan. The Qualitative Report, 26(9), 2970-2980. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.5016