Dates of Data Collection2005-11-02 - 2005-12-27
Notes on Data Collection
The pretest for the survey took place in September 2005.
The data were collected by 26 teams. The exact size of each team depended upon the workload (number of clusters surveyed), but average team consisted out of 4 persons, 1 supervisor and 3 interviewers. Data collection took place from November 2, 2005 until December 27, 2005.
Interviews averaged 25 minutes for the household questionnaire (excluding salt testing), 30 minutes for the women's questionnaire, and 20 for the under five children's questionnaire. Interviews were conducted primarily in Ukrainian and Russian.
Five staff members of State Statistics Committee of Ukraine provided overall fieldwork coordination and supervision. The overall field coordinator was Kateryna Kupchynska from StatInformConsulting Company. This Company was involved upon the recommendation of the SSCU.
State Statistics Committee of Ukraine
Interviewing was conducted by teams of interviewers. Each interviewing team comprised of 3 interviewers and a supervisor. Each teams 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 supervisor was also 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.
Responsibilities of the supervisor 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 State Statistics Committee of Ukraine also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.