Training Materials for Survey Team

Training of survey teams is fundamental for the quality of the survey information collected and preparation for the training and survey will take time.

The training for the full UNHCR SENS (i.e. all 7 modules included) is recommended to last at least 6 days, depending on context and team experience (including the standardisation tests for anthropometry and haemoglobin measurements, and the pilot test). Extra staff should be trained in case someone is unable to perform the field work. If mobile phones are used for data collection, specific training will be required.

Recommendations for training and tips are provided in the individual survey modules for the different levels of responsibility (i.e. team leader, measurer, and interviewer).

The main topics to cover in training of enumerators are as follows:

  • Reason / objectives for SENS survey
  • Composition of survey teams: roles and responsibilities
  • Sampling procedure: why sample?, explained in a way that enumerators can later on explain to community members when asked; and rationale and importance of representativeness
  • Questionnaires and forms: household-level questionnaires, child questionnaire, woman questionnaire
  • Introduction to the household and informed verbal consent
  • Interview questions and interviewing techniques: go through each question for clarity, answer options, cultural appropriateness, gender sensitivities, avoid suggestive questioning but probe where necessary
  • Age recording and use of local events calendar
  • Measurement techniques (anthropometry and haemoglobin) and practicing with real children and/or adults
  • Standardize measurements among team members
  • Survey logistics and Equipment
  • Data collection plan and Communication

Refer to the Pre-module Survey Steps and Sampling for further details on survey teams and the survey process.

For examples of training material (survey training agenda and PowerPoint slides) to adapt to your own survey field training, see downloads below.

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Survey Field Training Agenda                                                                         fticon_msword


Combined Download – All PowerPoint Slides Below                               fticon_zipfolder


Survey Field Training – Session 0 Introduction                                             fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 1 Anthropometry                                             fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 2 Children and Women Questionnaire   fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 3 Sampling and Field Procedure               fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 4 Standardization Test                 fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 5 Food Security, WASH, and Mosquito Net  fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 6 Anaemia  fticon_mspowerpoint


Survey Field Training – Session 7 Mobile Data Collection  fticon_mspowerpoint


ricon_download    Télécharger (Français)


Agenda Formation Enquête                                                                       fticon_msword


Téléchargement combiné – Toutes les diapositives PowerPoint ci-dessous                              fticon_zipfolder


Formation Enquête – Session 0 Introduction                                             fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 1 Anthropométrie                                             fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 2 Enfant et Femme Questionnaire   fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 3 Echantillonnage et Procédures terrain               fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 4 Standardisation                fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 5 Sécurité Alimentaire, EHA, et Moustiquaire  fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 6 Anémie  fticon_mspowerpoint


Formation Enquête – Session 7 Collecte de Données Mobiles  fticon_mspowerpoint

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