HIV triangulation resource guide

Synthesis of results from multiple data sources for evaluation and decision-making

28 February 2009

hiv triangulation guide

This guide offers a 12-step, systematic approach to conducting a data triangulation analysis. The examples used are adapted from real-life situations in countries affected by HIV and are interspersed throughout this guide.

Though the guide is organized in a step-by-step format, triangulation is actually an iterative process. In other words, the results from any given step will help to formulate or improve upon the results obtained from previous steps and, as new information becomes available, previous steps may need to be revisited. The iterative nature of triangulation is illustrated with the help of examples.