Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina (2013) The power of the interviewer. Africa at LSE Blog (10 Jun 2013) Blog Entry.
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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, whose researchers include LSE’s Ernestina Coast, highlights just how much influence interviewers have over the data they produce.
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