Research Design

Based on our multi-year research experience in Afghanistan, we’ve established effective methods for studying the survey response process, and we have conducted field experiments examining the effect of alternative measurement methods and data collection protocols on final estimates.

We always conduct pilot interviews on questionnaires before the actual field work to:

  • Improve question wording and flow
  • Observe the implementation of sensitive questions and local comprehension levels.
  • Evaluate levels of understanding of the mechanism among special populations like children.