Data Collection

Dates of Data Collection

2005-09-11 to 2005-12-30

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face [f2f]

Notes on Data Collection

The pretest for the survey took place in September 2005 at Tbilisi and Mtskheta-Mtianeti.

The data were collected by 12 teams; each was comprised of five interviewers, two drivers, one editor/measurer and one supervisor.
Data collection took place from September 11, 2005 until December 30, 2005.  Interviewing took place everyday throughout the fieldwork period, although interviewing teams were permitted to take one day off per week.

Interviews averaged 35 minutes for the household questionnaire (excluding salt testing), 23 minutes for the women's questionnaire, and 27 for the under five children's questionnaire (excluding the anthropometry).  Interviews were conducted in Georgian.

Four staff members of  Department of Statistics provided overall fieldwork coordination and supervision.  The overall field coordinator was Nodar Kapanadze.

Data Collectors

State Department of Statistics of Georgia


Interviewing was conducted by teams of interviewers.  Each interviewing team comprised of five interviewers, two drivers, one editor/measurer and one supervisor. Each team used a 4 wheel drive vehicle to travel from cluster to cluster (and where necessary within cluster).

The role of the supervisor was to coordinate field data collection activities, including management of the field teams, supplies and equipment, finances, maps and listings, coordinate with local authorities concerning the survey plan and make arrangements for accomodation and travel.  Additionally, the field supervisor assigned the work to the interviewers, spot checked work, maintained field control documents, and sent completed questionnaires and progress reports to the central office

The field editor was responsible for reviewing each questionnaire at the end of the day, checking for missed questions, skip errors, fields incorrectly completed, and checking for inconsistencies in the data.  The field editor also observed interviews and conducted review sessions with interviewers.

Responsibilities of the supervisors and field editors are described in the Instructions for Supervisors and Field Editors, together with the different field controls that were in place to control the quality of the fieldwork.
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