Dates of Data Collectionnorthern regions: 2005-11-30 - 2005-12-30
southern regions: 2005-12-18 - 2006-02-03
Mode of Data Collection
Notes on Data Collection
The interviewers have been adequately trained to collect data and apply questions. Training included lectures on interviewing techniques and the contents of the questionnaires, and mock interviews between trainees to gain practice in asking questions. Training was conducted in two rounds: for northern regions from November 23-27, 2005; for southern regions from December 8-11, 2005. The data were collected by 25 teams, each comprised of three interviewers, one driver and one editor. The editor was responsible for ensuring data quality and use of proper interview techniques, establishing initial contact with households and remaining in constant connection with a regional supervisor. The fieldwork started in the northern regions on November 30, 2005, and was completed on December 30, 2005. The data collection in the southern regions was conducted from December 18, 2005 to February 3, 2006. Each interviewing team comprised of 3 interviewers, together with a field editor and a driver. A total of 75 interviewers, 8 supervisors and 25 field editors were used. Data collection took place over a period of about 6 weeks. Interviewing took place everyday throughout the fieldwork period, although interviewing teams were permitted to take one day off per week. Interviews were conducted primarily in Kyrgyz and Russian. On average interviewing in one household took around 50 minutes. Seven staff members of NSC provided overall fieldwork coordination and supervision. The overall field coordinator was Galina Samohleb.
National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic
Interviewing was conducted by teams of interviewers. Each interviewing team comprised of 3 interviewers, a field editor and a driver. Each teams used a vehicle to travel from cluster to cluster (and where necessary within cluster). The role of the supervisor was to coordinator 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 was responsible for describing survey objectives to household head, and get permission for interviewing, he/she 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. Field visits were also made by a team of central staff on a periodic basis during fieldwork. The senior staff of NSC also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.