Social Surveys are a quantitative, positivist research method consisting of structured questionnaires and interviews. Social survey is a quick and cheap means of gathering large amounts of data from large numbers of people, even if they are widely dispersed. Surveys conducted anonymously provide an avenue for more honest and unambiguous responses than other types of research methodologies, especially if it is clearly stated that survey answers will remain completely confidential.
The advantages of social survey being-
- Close Contact
- Greater Objectivity and Knowledge about social situation
- Useful for administrators and decision makers
- Detail information and facts
Over the past years at we have undertook the village-wise survey of the TSP areas (Household survey and village survey) of the 121 villages across many districts of the state Odisha in close association with OREDA (Odisha Renewable Energy Development Authority), even for the Swach Bharat Mission we had done a survey to educate people regarding cleanliness programs and to make sanitation a focus in their day to day life.