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Table 1 Data collection methods

From: Increasing health worker capacity through distance learning: a comprehensive review of programmes in Tanzania

Method Target group Number of informants
Structured interviews Programme managers 22
Structured interviews (6)
Questionnaires (2)
Distance learning tutors 8
Structured interviews (20)
Questionnaires (14)
Distance learning students 34
Structured interviews IT specialists 9a
Structured interviews Distance learning preceptors 4
Structured interviews Health decision makers (MoHSW) 2
Mail-in surveys Health care workers 46
Focus group discussion (1) HIV & AIDS care and treatment partners (training organisations) 7 (1 from each organisation)
  1. aThis number includes both IT support staff at distance learning programmes visited and IT specialists at internet service provider firms visited.