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The Data Grid Social Research function conducts social exploration on an array of audiences comprising residents, service consumers, stakeholders, indigenous neighbourhoods and societies, ‘hard to reach’ and susceptible groups, in addition to the wider Somalia public. Our forte is crafting and providing straightforward quantitative and qualitative social research.

In addition to the traditional local appraisals focused on user gratification and residents’ well-being, our portfolio also extends to;

  • Education (access, gender, performance, curriculum, quality of teaching, education cost and more)
  • Health (cost of health care, access, quality of healthcare, pregnancy, child mortality, nutrition, and more)
  • Environmental studies
  • Gender  (inequality, gender-based violence, early age mirage, gender perception, and more)

The Data Grid social researchers conduct interviews and administer questionnaires and written surveys, to big samples. The investigators scrutinize the data attained from the surveys to learn more about resemblances, differences and trends in the different social areas.

As with a good number of research methods, social research has its limitations. However, at Data Grid, our research team manages these limitations by employing different methods of social research to validate the findings and guarantee our clients credible results.

The team conducts correlations by comparing the trend and milestones made in the different social sectors over time it. It also compares the developments made in other regions and identifies learnings to ensure market leadership in Somalia.

Where apt, the Data Grid Social Research team carries out research by using secondary data. We use publicly available information for analysis from businesses, academic institutions, governmental agencies and library information to generate hypotheses and infer actionable meaning.

These hypotheses are tested through different research methods, among them comparative studies and cross-cultural research. The findings from the research are then analyzed in respect to our client’s mission and objectives.