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    Hey guys,
    I have just finished my second year uni exams -over the moon. I am now figuring out what topic I should decide on for my third year dissertation. I am currently studying joint Geog and Bio. I know that I want to base my dissertation on 'risk factors for TB infection amongst individuals exposed to indoor cooking' however I am confused about the primary data collection element.

    As I want to base my research on rural communities aboard (where indoor cooking is prevalent) how do I go about gathering primary data for this? As I am unable to travel abroad?
    Is this something that I need to discuss with my dissertation advisor?

    J x

    Hey, Congratulations on completing your second year! It'll be a bit tricky to obtain reliable data from such out of reach communities, although Survey Monkey allows you to choose an audience for your survey. Also it is best if you contact your project supervisor, as you'll have to take into consideration the Ethics procedures (checklist) your University has in place for your projects. Hope that helps a little.

    This sounds like a lit review project. The first question is has it been done before? You most certainly won't be able to collect primary data or even enough primary data to come to a conclusion and survey monkey is definitely not going to help you collect data from rural areas!
    Definitely talk to your supervisor first.
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