Dates of Data Collection2005-11 - 2005-12
Notes on Data Collection
10 days training for field work was conducted at NSO in October and November, 2005. Training included lectures on interviewing techniques on a chapter to chapter basis at the end of which trainees were put to practice the interviewing techniques. The trainees who scored the highest in the exam were selected as enumerators.
Each team comprised of a supervisor, an editor and 5 enumerators. A total of 11 teams worked in the field.
Data was collected in November and December, 2005 and the monitoring over the data collection procedure was made by the staffs of NSO, UNICEF and members of Steering Committee. The monitoring team assessed the data collection procedure and gave instructions of correction and ensured they were fulfilled in case of mistakes found.
National Statistical Office of Mongolia
Interviewing was conducted by teams of interviewers. Each interviewing team comprised of 3-4 female interviewers, a field editor and a supervisor, and a driver. Each teams used a 4 wheel dirve 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 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 staffs on a periodic basis during fieldwork. The senior staff of the NSO also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.