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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.
Views from the Field No. 4 | Keep successfully on track: Utilising tracking tools in baseline surveys
Drawing on our collective experience at EDI in designing baseline surveys and implementing various follow-up surveys in developing countries, we provide some practical guidelines to maximise data quality and to facilitate tracking of respondents.
How do evaluators assess and support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Insights from the 8th African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) International Conference, Kampala, Uganda provides some insight.
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.