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Addressing the misrepresentation of rural household data for informed decision-making

Originally posted on RHoMIS blog

Each entry in the Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) database provides a small insight into the life of a rural household. Research teams go to great lengths to make these snapshots in time as true to life as possible. We design the study – ‘localizing’ the survey tool, setting an appropriate sample size and randomizing the selection of households. We train a team of interviewers – providing a common understanding of each survey question. Then in implementing the survey, we travel long distances off the beaten track – by foot if necessary – having very personal discussions with rural households two to three times a day for weeks if not months at a time.

Read the full article: Imperfect representations of rural households: implications and improvements.

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