NewsKeep up with what is going on at EDI Global.
We are pleased to announce that all of our key research personnel have now completed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research training course “Protecting Human Research Participants”.
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’.
Our Project Spotlight for Summer 2017: recent project updates from the field.
From our experience, one of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure the consistency of data collected during CAPI surveys is through the use of interviewer instructions that are programmed into the surveying software and are visible to interviewers during surveys. Such instructions can provide a number of benefits…
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.
Views from Research – No. 8 | Five podcasts and videos on the importance of more and better data in the Global South
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.