Using mobile phones for survey research in the time of COVID-19 lockdowns and beyond

USING MOBILE PHONES FOR SURVEY RESEARCH IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS AND BEYOND

May 19, 2020

WEBINAR

Thursday, May 28th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

To flatten the curve and prevent further escalation of the spread of COVID-19, universities and research institutions around the world have suspended all research activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. As a result, field research involving interactions with human subjects has come to a standstill. In a time when data and evidence are most needed to make informed policy and programmatic decisions, researchers are unable to do primary data collection. If you are an international development researcher and are feeling helpless about this situation, don’t; thanks to the increasing penetration of affordable mobile phones in developing countries, you can still do some meaningful and timely research while working from home.

To learn more, join the webinar on the best practices for conducting mobile phone survey research organized by the Food Security Group at the Michigan State University as part of the new PRCI Webinar Series.

Recording of the webinar, presentation, and Q&A session script are available at the PRCI webpage. Recording is also available at MSU Food Security Group Facebook Page.

Speakers:
Mywish Maredia, Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
John Hoddinott, Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University


Mywish Maredia co-leads PIM's cluster of research on Science Policy and Innovation Systems for Sustainable Intensification. Ruth Meinzen-Dick co-leads PIM's research on Governance of Natural Resources.

Also read a recent blog by Dr. Maredia: Using mobile phones to do research in the time of COVID-19 lockdowns and beyond

Photo by C. De Bode/CGIAR

 

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