Syndicate content

Add new comment

Great comments Jeff, thanks.    Indeed, checking for anomolous distributions is key -- one example that was in the Finn and Ranchhod paper was of one enumerator who wasn't using the anthropometric equipment right -- that wasn't fabrication, it was a case for retraining.    Getting this early is really helpful.   

I also wholeheartedly second your point on optimal probing -- it's a tough spot to find -- if you push too much not only do respondents make things up, they sometimes get really annoyed.   We had this with an information question we were asking -- where we really wanted the team to probe.   It turns out there was an underlying norm about not explicitly discussing certain things (between individuals in the community, not with the survey team) and that to admit to discussing this was a no-no.