A common concern from evaluators is the question surrounding the minimum number of responses. In particular one may ask ‘how many responses will I need to make my research findings viable and credible?’ There is no right or wrong answer except to say that, especially for surveys and quantitative research: firstly, the more responses, the more accurate a picture can be built on the target audience; and secondly, one must consider the scale of the target population. For example, 1,000 people surveyed from a population area of 10,000 (1% of the population) is better than 100 (0.1% of the population). More of this below. More advanced researchers will tell you that a response of 300 returned questionnaires from any size of population is the minimum for statistical reliability.