The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project 2004-06: Data collection, data quality, and analysis of attrition

Philip Anglewicz, Jimi Adams, Francis Obare, Hans Peter Kohler, Susan Watkins

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In this paper we evaluate the quality of survey data collected by the Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project by investigating four potential sources of bias: sample representativeness, interviewer effects, response unreliability, and sample attrition. We discuss the results of our analysis and implications of our findings for the collection of data in similar contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-540
Number of pages38
JournalDemographic Research
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2009
Externally publishedYes

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The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project 2004-06 : Data collection, data quality, and analysis of attrition. / Anglewicz, Philip; Adams, Jimi; Obare, Francis; Kohler, Hans Peter; Watkins, Susan.

In: Demographic Research, Vol. 20, 05.05.2009, p. 503-540.

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Anglewicz, Philip ; Adams, Jimi ; Obare, Francis ; Kohler, Hans Peter ; Watkins, Susan. / The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project 2004-06 : Data collection, data quality, and analysis of attrition. In: Demographic Research. 2009 ; Vol. 20. pp. 503-540.
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