1. Find a partner to work with (preferably one that will do his/her share) because the project requires a lot of time and effort.
2. Put a lot of effort into the surveys. Good surveys = good project.
3. Having an interest in the topic you choose will make the project more enjoyable/rewarding and less tedious.
4. Don't wait until the last minute to start/work on it.
5. Make a lot of spreadsheets so you do not lose/mix up data.