Collecting High Frequency Panel Data in Africa Using Mobile Phone Interviews

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Croke, Kevin
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Dabalen, Andrew
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Demombybes, Gabriel
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Giugale, Marcelo
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Hoogeveen, Johannes
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2012-06-29T18:52:51Z
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2012-06-29T18:52:51Z
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2012-06
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2017-12-14T08:55:25Z
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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. The experience was largely a success. High frequency panel data have been collected on a wide range of topics in a manner that is cost effective, flexible (questions can be changed over time) and rapid. And once households respond to the mobile phone interviews, they tend not to drop out: even after 33 rounds of interviews in the Tanzania survey, respondent fatigue proved not to be an issue. Attrition and non-response have been an issue in the Tanzania survey, but in ways that are related to the way this survey was originally set up and that are fixable. Data and reports from the Tanzania survey are available online and can be downloaded from: www.listeningtodar.org.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/06/16396424/collecting-high-frequency-panel-data-africa-using-mobile-phone-interviews
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9313
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6097
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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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ACCOUNTABILITY
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BANDWIDTH
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BENEFICIARIES
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BROADCAST
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BROADCASTS
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CALL CENTER
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CALL CENTERS
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CALL CENTRE
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CAPABILITY
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CELL PHONE
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CHANGE
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CITY GOVERNMENT
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CONNECTIVITY
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DATA COLLECTION
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DATA ENTRY
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DISCUSSIONS
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DOMAIN
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ELECTRICITY
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ENUMERATORS
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FIGURES
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FLEXIBILITY
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FOOD SECURITY
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GOOD GOVERNANCE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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INNOVATION
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INTERVIEWS
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JOURNALISTS
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LIMITED ACCESS
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LISTENING
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MOBILE PHONE
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MOBILE PHONES
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MOBILE TELEPHONY
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NETWORKS
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NEW TECHNOLOGY
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OPEN ACCESS
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OPINIONS
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PENETRATION RATES
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PERCEPTION
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PHONE PENETRATION
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PILOT PROJECTS
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PREPARATION
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PRICE INFORMATION
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PROGRAM EVALUATION
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PROTOCOL
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PROTOCOLS
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RAW DATA
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RECONSTRUCTION
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REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE
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RESEARCH METHODS
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RESPONSE RATES
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RESULTS
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SAMPLE SIZE
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SERVER
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SURVEY DATA
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SURVEY RESEARCH
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SURVEY RESULTS
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SURVEY SAMPLE
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TELEPHONE
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TRANSMISSION
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USERS
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USES
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VILLAGE
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WEB
dc.title
Collecting High Frequency Panel Data in Africa Using Mobile Phone Interviews
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2012-06-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/06/16396424/collecting-high-frequency-panel-data-africa-using-mobile-phone-interviews
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Governance
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Transport and ICT
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6097
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000158349_20120619094701
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
16396424
okr.identifier.report
WPS6097
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/06/19/000158349_20120619094701/Rendered/PDF/WPS6097.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20462
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Social Development :: Social Accountability
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Private Sector Development :: E-Business
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Social Development :: Participations and Civic Engagement
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Governance :: E-Government
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Social Development :: Social Analysis
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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1 of 1

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