Presentation on theme: "FIELD STAFF AND TRAINING ISSUES. OBJECTIVES zAdministrative and Logistic Aspects of Training zContent of a Training Course zPreparation for Field Work."— Presentation transcript:
FIELD STAFF AND TRAINING ISSUES
OBJECTIVES zAdministrative and Logistic Aspects of Training zContent of a Training Course zPreparation for Field Work
Administrative and Logistic Aspects of Training zTrainers zTraining Duration zSize of Training Class zMaterials for Training
Trainers z Senior survey staff conduct training z Trainer of trainers, i.e. pretest z At least two trainers for classroom and practice z Lectures in relevant fields for MICS3: education, Maternal and Child Health, Child Protection, HIV/AIDS, etc. z Trainer for anthropometry
Training Duration z Approximately 2 weeks for pretest and 3 weeks for main survey. z When anthropometry is included at least two days will need to be added z Supervisors and editors z No more than 8 hours per day z Daily evaluation by trainers z Discipline of training by trainers
Size of Training Class z The smaller the better z Train more than needed (one fifth more) z Data processing personnel
Materials for Training z Location with adequate space and light, minimum noise and large board to write on z Sufficient printed questionnaires and manuals z It is useful to have overhead projectors (computer and /or transparencies) z Sample vaccination cards and ORS packages for illustration and practice interviews z Other materials: pens, markers, control sheets, sample maps and household listings forms, etc.
How to build morale: involvement, trust and positive reinforcement z Encourage trainees to ask questions z Ask candidates questions z Ask trainees to read aloud z Avoid pointing out individual trainees errors z Emphasise cooperation z Be willing to accept criticism z Invite a high official to open a close the training course z Issue certificates of course completion, print T-shirts.
Techniques of training Lecturing and practice: y Demonstration interview y Front-of-class interview y Mock interviews y Demonstration interview with real respondent y Field practice interview(discussion and editing)
Content of Training Course z Agenda for interviewer training. y No more than 8 hours y Some modules require more time than others y Schedule practices later in the day z Example in MICS3 Manual y Duration and complexity of the survey y Homework assignment (readings, practice interview) z Role of supervisors during interviewer training y Assist during practices in classroom and in the field y Involve in editing questionnaires
Content of Training Course y Supervisors and editors training x Start with them during the pretest x Smaller group ==> more practice in less time x Use last two days of training for supervisors and editors y Anthropometry y Sample implementation and cartography
Fieldwork Preparation y Document sample by cluster, region, etc. and by survey team y Draw-up a tentative itinerary for each team y Identify personnel for data processing team y Secure rooms for data processing unit y Define transportation strategy y Obtain other needed materials
Evaluation and testing of trainees y Observational and Written tests One after the questionnaires are introduced One towards the end of training Quizzes y Objectives of the evaluation Identify general difficulties Identify elements of the instruments requiring revision Establish basis for decision-making y Types of tests (use training experience; easy questions; intentional errors)