Reliability of Recall in Agricultural Data

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Beegle, Kathleen
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Carletto, Calogero
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Himelein, Kristen
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2012-03-19T18:02:25Z
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2012-03-19T18:02:25Z
dc.date.issued
2011-06-01
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2017-12-14T08:53:00Z
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Despite the importance of agriculture to economic development, and a vast accompanying literature on the subject, little research has been done on the quality of the underlying data. Due to survey logistics, agricultural data are usually collected by asking respondents to recall the details of events occurring during past agricultural seasons that took place a number of months prior to the interview. This gap can lead to recall bias in reported data on agricultural activities. The problem is further complicated when interviews are conducted over the course of several months, thus leading to recall of variable length. To test for such recall bias, the length of time between harvest and interview is examined for three African countries with respect to several common agricultural input and harvest measures. The analysis shows little evidence of recall bias impacting data quality. There is some indication that more salient events are less subject to recall decay. Overall, the results allay some concerns about the quality of some types of agricultural data collected through recall over lengthy periods.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20110602154552
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/3434
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English
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Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5671
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
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AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION
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AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION
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AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
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AGRICULTURAL LABOR
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURAL REGIONS
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AGRICULTURAL SEASON
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AGRICULTURE
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ATTENTION
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CASH CROPS
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CASH INCOME
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CENTRAL REGION
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COFFEE
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COFFEE FARMERS
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COFFEE PRODUCTION
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COGNITION
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CONSUMER GOODS
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CONSUMPTION DATA
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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
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CROP
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CROP HARVESTS
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CROP PRODUCTION
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CROPPING
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CROPS
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DATES
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ECONOMICS
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EXTENSION AGENTS
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FARM
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FARM ACTIVITIES
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FARM ENTERPRISE
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FARM HOUSEHOLDS
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FARM INCOME
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FARM SIZE
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FARMER
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FARMERS
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FARMING
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FARMING ACTIVITIES
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FARMING SEASON
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FARMS
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FEMALE FARMERS
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FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
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FERTILIZER
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FERTILIZER USE
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FERTILIZERS
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FOOD CROPS
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FOOD DEMAND
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FOOD EXPENDITURE
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FOOD EXPENDITURES
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GENDER
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GEOGRAPHIC REGION
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GROWING SEASON
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HARVESTS
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HOUSEHOLD BUDGET
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HOUSEHOLD HEAD
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSING
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IFPRI
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INNOVATION
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INTUITION
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IRRIGATION
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LANDHOLDINGS
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LIVING STANDARDS
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MAIZE
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MAIZE HARVESTS
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MAIZE PRODUCTION
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MARKETING
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MEMORY
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PLANTING
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POOR FARMERS
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POVERTY MEASURES
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RECALL
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REGIONAL AVERAGES
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RURAL HOUSEHOLD
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RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
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RURAL INCOME
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SMALL FARMERS
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SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
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SORGHUM
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STORAGE FACILITIES
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SUBSISTENCE
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SUBSISTENCE FARMERS
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TOBACCO
dc.title
Reliability of Recall in Agricultural Data
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okr.date.disclosure
2011-06-01
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20110602154552
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Education
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-5671
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000158349_20110602154552
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
14286199
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WPS5671
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/06/02/000158349_20110602154552/Rendered/PDF/WPS5671.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Africa
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Africa
okr.sector
Health,General transportation sector,General education sector,General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
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Health and other social services,Transportation,Education,Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
okr.topic
Education :: Educational Sciences
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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DECRG: Poverty & Inequality (DECPI)
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