Comparative estimated cost for paper and electronic based tool
Paper and pen based survey
Electronic based survey
Line and Pie charts for graphical representation of costs
(The line graphs describe the differential cost estimation for Specific to paper or electronic tool as a function of sample size. While the donuts chart is the graphical representation of the calculated comparative costs )
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Figure 1: Differential cost estimation analysis assumes that costs of printing and data entry recur at a fixed
rate for a paper interview study. It is assumed that for timely completion of the study, an additional team will be added for both paper and tablet
interview studies of more a certain level of interviews. This imposes a device-specific additional cost for the tablet (non-linear stair),
but no additional device-specific cost for the paper based data collection.
Figure 2: The graph describe the percentage of total costs for each categories of parameter (personal, material and training related costs in both paper and electronic based survey tools. The grand grand total costs are described in the core of the Doughnut followed by (electronic inside and paper outside) circles.
Summarized survey comparative cost estimates
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