Elena Perra joins us from the Erasmus+ per traineeship programme ran by the University of Florence of which EDI is a non-academic partner. Read Elena’s blog post about her first few months at EDI…
EDI is an international consortium partner for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Development Studies (GLODEP) – a two-year multidisciplinary master programme in development studies, with an economic grounding and policy perspective. The application for the 2018-2020 intake has now opened.
The publication of Orphanhood and Self-Esteem: An 18-Year Longitudinal Study From an HIV-Affected Area in Tanzania by Joachim De Weerdt, Kathleen Beegle and Stefan Dercon, brings the total number of research papers published based on the data documented from the Kagera Health and Development Survey (KHDS) to 110.
We are delighted to welcome Elena Perra to the EDI team.
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’.
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.