Data Collection

Dates of Data Collection

2006-04-19 to 2006-05-30

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face [f2f]

Notes on Data Collection

Members of the fieldwork staff were trained for ten days in early April, 2006. 35 teams collected the data, each comprising 4 interviewers, a team head, and a supervisor for each governorate. Fieldwork began on April 19th, 2006 and lasted until the end of May, 2006. 

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

Data Collectors

Syria Central Bureau of Statistics


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 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 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 The Central Bureau of Statistics also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.
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