Dates of Data Collection2006-03-13 - 2006-05-10
Notes on Data Collection
Twenty eight persons, expected to act as fieldwork supervisors and editors during the main fieldwork, were trained for eight days, including a two days fieldwork exercise to conduct interviews in both Uzbek and Russian. At this time weight measurements were also taken. This fieldwork exercise was conducted in one urban area of the Tashkent and one rural area of the Zangiatinski rayon of Tashkent oblast. Participants conducted interviews working in teams composed of two people, that allowed them observe and support each other. A total of 117 household interviews were conducted, including completion of the 146 individual women's questionnaire and 55 questionnaires for children under-5. Each team performed five to ten household interviews. After the completion of the field exercise one day was dedicated reviewing survey questionnaires and discussing issues and concerns participants met during the interview. Based on the results of the pre-test, final editing was performed to the wording and translations of the questionnaires, as well as lessons were learnt about logistical arrangements of the field data collection.
The data was collected by 15 teams; each comprised of three to four female interviewers, one female editor/measurer, one supervisor and one driver.
State Statistical Committee
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).
Senior staff from the SSC and two national fieldwork coordinators coordinated and supervised the field work activities. An external supervision programme was set up to monitor and provide assistance to the survey field work activities.
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 SSC also made 3 visits to field teams to provide support and to review progress.