Standardized training material for field workers was 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 focused on the administration of the questionnaire and sampling procedures.
The length of training depended on the component type: 6 days for the outlet survey and 5 to 6 days for the household survey research. Material was adapted to the specific country context as required.
FPwatch used standardized training materials for data collectors in order to help ensure consistency across countries. After an orientation to the study and questionnaire, participants engaged in classroom training on how to conduct commodity audits and provider interviews. Then, trainees completed modules on assessment of service readiness and participated in on-the-ground field exercises at outlet sites.
The length of training varied, but was generally about 10-14 days.Materials were adapted to the specific country context as required.
ACTwatch was a PSI research project in partnership with LSHTM