The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Topics » General » Literacy Evaluation
Literacy Evaluation [message #962] Thu, 05 December 2013 09:28 Go to next message
estammerjsi is currently offline  estammerjsi
Messages: 4
Registered: December 2013
Location: Arlington, VA
Member
I'm trying to duplicate the literacy question included in your surveys, specifically in Ghana. Would you mind sharing with me the sentence (in English) used to evaluate literacy? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much!

Emily
Re: Literacy Evaluation [message #963 is a reply to message #962] Thu, 05 December 2013 09:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
Messages: 1516
Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
Dear Emily,
I am not exactly sure what was used in Ghana but I did look at our standard core questionnaire for the woman and found the following:
Each card should have four simple sentences appropriate to the country (e.g., "Parents love their children.",
"Farming is hard work.", "The child is reading a book.", "Children work hard at school."). Cards should be
prepared for every language in which respondents are likely to be literate.

Our current core questionnaires can be found on our website http://www.measuredhs.com/publications/publication-DHSQ6-DHS -Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm
The following web page has links to all previous phases as well. http://www.measuredhs.com/What-We-Do/Survey-Types/DHS-Questi onnaires.cfm#CP_JUMP_16175

Hope this helps!
Re: Literacy Evaluation [message #995 is a reply to message #962] Thu, 19 December 2013 20:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
Messages: 1516
Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
Dear Emily,

Translated these sentences to the local languages, the laminated cards with these sentences were then given to each interviewer, so during the interview they will pass the cards on to the respondent and ask to read back.
SENTENCES FOR Q.112: ENGLISH

1. The child is reading a book.
2. The rains came late this year.
3. Parents must care for their children.
4. Farming is hard work.
Re: Literacy Evaluation [message #3920 is a reply to message #995] Fri, 06 March 2015 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
estammerjsi is currently offline  estammerjsi
Messages: 4
Registered: December 2013
Location: Arlington, VA
Member
I don't think I thanked you for your help with this before and I'm using this again for another survey, so just referred back. Thanks, this has been very helpful!

Emily
Re: Literacy Evaluation [message #3922 is a reply to message #3920] Fri, 06 March 2015 11:24 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
Messages: 1516
Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
You are welcome!
Previous Topic: Nomenclature of ethnic groups
Next Topic: Total females age 15-49 in the country at the time of the survey
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Thu Aug 11 11:33:19 Coordinated Universal Time 2022