Presentation on theme: "MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Survey Design Workshop Training of the Field Staff."— Presentation transcript:
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Survey Design Workshop Training of the Field Staff
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Objectives Administrative and Logistic Aspects of Training Content of Training Training Techniques Preparation for Field Work
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Size of Training Class The smaller the better Train more field staff than needed (one fifth more) Include data processing personnel (at least the supervisors) Other considerations: –Central vs. Regional –Language –Venue Beware of holding different trainings in different sites – difficult to standardize!
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Trainers Training should be provided by senior survey staff who know the questionnaire Enough trainers needed for practice, group work and observation Guest lecturers in relevant fields for MICS4: Education, Maternal and Child Health, Child Protection, HIV/AIDS, etc. –Include technical committee Professional in anthropometry
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Training Duration Approximately 2 weeks for pre-test and 3 weeks for main survey –Pre-test training may be training of trainers When anthropometry is included at least two days will need to be added Supervisors and editors need at least additional 2 days No more than 8 hours per day
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Materials for Training White board; flip charts; projector; pens; markers Sufficient printed questionnaires and manuals –Final translated questionnaire (after pretest) –Enough copies for practice and for pilot test Sample maps and household listing forms Control sheets (supervisors and editors) Vaccination cards for practice (can be duplicated) ORS packages, Vitamin A capsules, Salt test kits, contraceptives, bednets Equipment (measuring board, scales, GPS)
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Content of Training Course Example in MICS4 Manual –Day 1: Objectives and survey instruments –Day 2-11: Survey procedures and questionnaires –Day 12-14: Pilot test (field exercise) with de-briefings Supervisor and editor training, additions –Household selection and map reading –Quality control –Practice Anthropometry training
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Content of Training Course Setting the agenda for interviewer training –Time to go over all questionnaires – Some modules require more time than others –Mix of presentation and practice – Schedule practices later in the day –Homework assignments (readings, practice interview) Role of supervisors during interviewer training – Assist during practices in classroom and in the field – Involved in editing questionnaires
Practice! Role playing on approaching the household, handling refusals Role playing on interview techniques, getting privacy Front-of-class interview with real respondent Using vaccination cards Salt testing Anthropometry Sampling points on the questionnaire, pictures etc. MICS4 Survey Design Workshop
Pilot Study Rehearsal for fieldwork Tests procedures Practice for interviewers, supervisors, editors Allows trainers to see field staff in action Do use rural and urban samples Dont use MICS sample clusters Dont use pilot study data for final sample MICS4 Survey Design Workshop
Good practices to build morale Invite a high official to open and close the training course Invite technical committee to give background talks on module topics, talk about how the data is used Use participatory techniques: –Encourage trainees to ask questions –Ask candidates questions – Ask trainees to read aloud –Avoid pointing out individual trainees errors Emphasise cooperation, teamwork Be willing to accept criticism – get feedback Issue certificates of course completion, print T-shirts.
MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Evaluation and testing of trainees – Observational and Written tests –One after the questionnaires are introduced; one towards the end of training –Quizzes –Observation throughout – Objectives of the evaluation –Identify general difficulties –Identify elements of the instruments requiring revision –Politeness, rapport –Establish basis for decision-making (judgment)