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.
Data itself will not solve development challenges, but they should inform decision making and enhance development policies. Here are some insightful, publicly available, videos and podcasts on how to collect, process and make use of data.
EDI participate at CSAE 2017; with a number of our research team members in attendance. Here they convey their personal highlights from the conference, all of which help to influence our desire to improve data quality.
Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) is a major area for health development and despite expansions in health services across developing countries, improvements in MNH in these countries have been slow.
The question of how to deal with asking sensitive questions is an important one in the evolving field of survey based research. EDI has recently conducted several surveys on sensitive topics and this blog has been written to share a few insights.