Journal Article

Collecting High Frequency Panel Data in Africa Using Mobile Phone Interviews

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
dc.contributor.author
Hoogeveen, Johannes
dc.contributor.author
Croke, Kevin
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Dabalen, Andrew
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Demombynes, Gabriel
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Giugale, Marcelo
dc.date.accessioned
2014-10-21T22:21:00Z
dc.date.available
2014-10-21T22:21:00Z
dc.date.issued
2014-04-01
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:03:56Z
dc.description.abstract
As mobile phone ownership rates have risen in Africa, there is increased interest in using mobile telephony as a data collection platform. This paper draws on two pilot projects that use mobile phone interviews for data collection in Tanzania and South Sudan. In both cases, high frequency panel data have been collected on a wide range of topics in a manner that is cost effective, flexible and rapid. Attrition has been problematic in both surveys, but can be explained by the resource and organizational constraints that both surveys faced. We analyze the drivers of attrition to generate ideas for how to improve performance in future mobile phone surveys.
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dc.identifier.citation
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
dc.identifier.issn
0225-5189
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20462
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Taylor and Francis
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
data collection
dc.subject
mobile phones
dc.subject
household survey methods
dc.subject
high frequency panels
dc.title
Collecting High Frequency Panel Data in Africa Using Mobile Phone Interviews
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.date.disclosure
2014-10-21
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.externalcontent
External Content
okr.globalpractice
Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1080/02255189.2014.876390
okr.journal.nbpages
186-207
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
South Sudan
okr.region.country
Tanzania
okr.region.geographical
Africa
okr.relation.associatedurl
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02255189.2014.876390
okr.relation.associatedurl
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9313
okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: Poverty Reduction & ICT
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
okr.unit
GPVDR
okr.volume
35(1)

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