Views from Research – No. 10 | Tackling non-standard units with Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

Views from Research – No. 10 | Tackling non-standard units with Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

Most of us can recall, relatively accurately, the quantities of consumption items we purchase; a kilo of sugar or a litre of milk. However, in many surveys in developing countries, quantities are expressed in non-standard units; such as ‘small heap of tomatoes’ and ‘medium bunch of bananas’. This leads to ambiguous item-unit combinations which are then subject to individual interpretation of what constitutes ‘small,’ ‘medium’, ‘large’.

Views from Research – No. 9 | How to improve survey data quality?

Views from Research – No. 9 | How to improve survey data quality?

The 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) was held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17th to 21st July 2017. In the first part of this blog post I provide a summary of the ESRA 2017 conference. Secondly, I share some thoughts on assessing data quality and how data quality is defined.

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