Standardized training material for field workers is employed at ACTwatch in order to help ensure consistency across countries and over time. Individualized training curricula developed for the household and outlet survey components focus on the administration of the questionnaire and sampling procedures.
The length of training depends on the component type: 6 days for the outlet survey and 5 to 6 days for the household survey research. Material is adapted to the specific country context as required.
A few country examples will soon be provided here to give an idea of what these documents contain. If you are interested in the documentation relevant to a particular survey/country, please contact mlittrell [at] psi [dot] org.
FPwatch uses standardized training materials for data collectors in order to help ensure consistency across countries. After an orientation to the study and questionnaire, participants engage in classroom training on how to conduct commodity audits and provider interviews. Then, trainees complete modules on assessment of service readiness and participate in on-the-ground field exercises at outlet sites.
The length of training varies, but is generally about 10-14 days. Materials are adapted to the specific country context as required.