|First-year experiences with the Interagency Guidelines for Drug Donations (WHO/EDM, 2000, 51 p.)|
|2. Sources of information and study methodology|
All 138 replies to individual questions were collated in a table via a Microsoft Access query. The nature of the data determined the subsequent method of analysis.
For quantitative data from closed questions, responses were arranged by category. The counts were used to calculate percentage values and to generate a summary table and corresponding figure charts. As the sample of respondents was open-ended, values for the total group of respondents were of little relevance. Most results are therefore presented separately for the three groups. Where relevant, separate figures are also given for the two donor subgroups and the three recipient subgroups. Percentages relate to the number of responses received to a particular question; the denominator for a response may therefore be smaller than the total number of respondents.
Comments and replies to open questions were grouped and sorted by category, and summarized as much as possible. Some interesting and representative remarks are quoted separately. Where necessary and possible, the information was validated and supplemented with other materials available to the researchers.