National Field Agencies and Their Interviewers
This chapter describes the tasks and responsibilities of the national fieldwork agencies and their interviewers. The national field agencies in the individual countries participating in a comparative survey are responsible for collecting the data. At this level, it is mainly a matter of implementing the project instructions. Those involved in the actual fieldwork—that is, the supervisors and the interviewers—must be introduced to the fieldwork rules and familiarized with the survey instrument. In addition, the interviewers must be given training to enable them to do their job in accordance with the rules.
KeywordsProject instructions Interviewer training Fieldwork
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