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The power of the interviewer

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina ORCID: 0000-0002-8703-307X (2013) The power of the interviewer. Africa at LSE Blog (10 Jun 2013). Website.

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Surveys are the main source of information about poverty, health, demography and many other indicators in Africa, making them vital for evidence-based policy design and planning. But have social scientists been ignoring the potential impact of interviewers on the data they collect? A new study[1], whose researchers include LSE’s Ernestina Coast, highlights just how much influence interviewers have over the data they produce.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 Africa at LSE
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C81 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:11
Projects: Harmonised Households
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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