Data Collection

Dates of Data Collection

2005-04-25 to 2006-02-05

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face [f2f]

Notes on Data Collection

Training for the fieldwork team members (interviewers, measurers and supervisors) was conducted centrally (in Beirut) for 10 days from 15 to 24 December 2006. The data were collected by 10 teams; each comprised of 4 interviewers, one measurer and a supervisor. Fieldwork began on April 25 2005 and was concluded on February 5, 2006.

Data Collectors

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and Natural Resources

Supervision

The data were collected by 10 teams; each comprised of 4 interviewers, one measurer and a supervisor.

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 staff on a periodic basis during fieldwork.  The senior staff of GenCenStat also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.
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