Brief Description of the Training:
The Covid-19 pandemic challenged researchers to provide quick policy inputs without the ability to conduct field data collection. This two-day workshop shares J-PAL SEA’s learnings on conducting remote data collection for various policy concerns during the pandemic. The first day discusses the preparation for an online survey including instrument design and respondent sampling. On the second day, we will discuss the components of data handling that includes data security, data cleaning, and data analysis. Participants will have an opportunity to work on a case study to evaluate a sample online survey instrument, practice debugging, and plan for data quality checking.
- Understand the various components to consider in collecting data using online surveys.
- Ability to conduct a rigorous online survey project.
- Understand some fundamentals of programming and debugging online survey instruments.
- Understand the essentials of data quality and monitoring, data security, data cleaning, and data analysis.
- Overview of online survey project, ethics, and some tips
- Instrument design and respondent listing
- Launching the online survey
- Data handling
08:00 – 09:30 Overview of online survey project, ethics, and some tips
09:30 – 09:40 Tea break
09:40 – 11:20 Instrument design, informed consent, sampling, and respondent listing
11:20 – 12:05 Practice and case study
12:05 – 12:35 Lunch break
12:35 – 14:05 Preparing an online survey: programming debugging, testing, piloting
14:05 – 14:35 Closing the day: discussion, reflection, QnA
08:00 – 08:45 Launching the online survey: survey distribution, monitoring through High Frequency Checks (HFC) and survey pattern checking
08:45 – 08:55 Tea break
08:55 – 10:25 Practice
10:25 – 11:10 Data handling and wrapping up: data security, data cleaning, pre-analysis plan
11:10 – 11:40 Closing the day: discussion, reflection, QnA