This week, my team will be completing our baseline survey. This is quite a landmark achievement for us. We pioneered a team structure my organization has not used in this region before, relying on talented temporary staff to serve as field managers overseeing survey operations in each of the four regions we worked in. The project manager and I rotated between the locations, monitoring progress and paying surveyor salaries. We administered a 1.5 hour survey to 1500 respondents, in at least 7 languages, using 60 surveyors. We did it in a month, not counting our piloting and census.
During the survey, I have taken a hiatus from blogging, despite the fact that my survey has generated some material worth sharing. For the next couple weeks, expect to see stories about my surveying experience: the Survey Chronicles.
I have worked in economic policy and research in Washington, D.C. and Ghana. My husband and I recently moved to Guyana, where I am working for the Ministry of Finance. I like riding motorcycle, outdoor sports, foreign currencies, capybaras, and having opinions.