Presentation on theme: "1 Fieldwork Roles & Responsibilities Adapted from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) Regional Training Workshop – Survey Techniques, Unicef."— Presentation transcript:
1 Fieldwork Roles & Responsibilities Adapted from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) Regional Training Workshop – Survey Techniques, Unicef
FIELDWORK TEAM Supervisors Field Editors Interviewers
Team Size The actual number of interviewers per team will depend on a number of factors –Cluster size –Questionnaire length –Envisaged workload etc. A team of 1 supervisor, 1 editor, 4-5 interviewers recommended
Recommendations Spread out data collection to 2-3 months Do not rush data collection Begin data entry simultaneously with data collection Edit questionnaires while in the field, on location Provide feedback to fieldwork teams early on to correct systematic mistakes etc
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Senior member of the field team Receives assignments from and reports to the field director Responsible for : –the well-being and safety of team members, –the completion of the assigned workload and the maintenance of data quality. to make the necessary preparations for the fieldwork, to organise and direct the fieldwork, and to spot-check the data collected.
ASSIGNING WORK TO INTERVIEWERS Make daily work assignments Assign interviews an interviewer can actually do (no less and no more) Distribute work fairly among the interviewers Ensure that each interviewer has all the required information and materials for completing the work Make sure that interviewers understand the instructions given and that they adhere to the work schedule
CREATING AND MAINTAINING MOTIVATION AND MORALE Essential to good quality work. Supervisors need to make sure that interviewers: –understand clearly what is expected of them; –are properly guided; –receive recognition for good work; –are stimulated to improve their work; –work in secure conditions.
CREATING AND MAINTAINING MOTIVATION AND MORALE Direct orders vs. voluntary compliance Be a “Leader”, not a “Boss” Participatory approach: Involve interviewers in decision making and maintain it Point out errors, in a friendly and private manner
CREATING AND MAINTAINING MOTIVATION AND MORALE Listen and try to resolve interviewer’s complaints Try to foster team spirit and group work Do not show preference for a particular interviewer Try to develop a friendly and informal atmosphere
CREATING AND MAINTAINING MOTIVATION AND MORALE Supervisors and editors must: –set good examples –demonstrate punctuality, enthusiasm, and dedication –not pretend to have special privileges to work less –Be always well prepared to maintain credibility and authority Interviewer morale and motivation depend on the supervisors morale and motivation
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor interviewer performance: –Observe several interviews every day –Edit all completed questionnaires in the field –Conduct regular review sessions with interviewers Arrange for sending of questionnaires to the central office Maintain a suitable mechanism to monitor the flow of questionnaires
INTERVIEWER’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Locate structures and households in the sample and complete the questionnaires Check completed questionnaires Revisits for households and/or women/mothers/caretakers Assist the editor in conducting height and weight measurements of children.