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Two Companies Cut From the Same Cloth
Guest blog post from Paul Decker, CEO at Mathematica. Paul reflects on his recent trip to Tanzania visiting EDI offices and meeting the team!
Views from Research No. 13 | Using Paradata to Collect Better Survey Data: Evidence from a Household Survey in Tanzania (2/3) | Timestamps – what are they good for?
In this second post, we turn to one of the most commonly used types of survey paradata; timestamps…
Views from Research No. 12 | Using Paradata to Collect Better Survey Data: Evidence from a Household Survey in Tanzania (1/3) | What are paradata?
In this mini blog post series, we present the results from our new paper in which we shed light on how to use paradata to improve survey data quality…
The Challenges and Opportunities for Collecting Survey Data in Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest blog post from Sarah Hughes, Senior Fellow at Mathematica, discusses how methods and fieldwork training for local data collectors, mobile device usage, and the expansion of communication networks in sub-Saharan Africa are opportunities that researchers can leverage to overcome survey data collection challenges in the region.
An analysis of Tanzanian households’ energy choices
Closing the energy gap and ending energy poverty are explicit targets of the global agenda. In this blog post, Johanna Choumert-Nkolo, explores the nature of household energy use in Tanzania in the context of the energy ladder and stacking (fuel mixing) hypotheses.
Sustainably Reducing Energy Poverty
Bold action to end energy poverty could deliver massive benefits for human settlements and ecosystems…
Acclaimed International Research Firms, Mathematica and EDI, Complete Merger
We are excited to announce that Economic Development Initiatives (EDI) Limited is now officially part of Mathematica, as an independent subsidiary, on completion of the anticipated merger deal.
New paradigms for household surveys in low- and middle-income countries
Understanding the multiple dimensions of the development process is based on a fundamental need: quality data…
Views from the Field No. 8 | What are the key elements of a consent form for a household survey?
Obtaining informed consent is key to the process of protecting survey respondents and to the validity of the research. Research respondent protection and data protection has always been central to EDI’s ethos…
Views from the Field No. 7 | Improving Data Quality using GIS
In this Views from the Field blog post we explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how they can be applied to survey design…