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Sampling clusters in relation to DHS [message #15889] Thu, 04 October 2018 15:16 Go to next message
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I have a methodology question. In countries where they have SPA and DHS, do both collect data in the same clusters? at what level can someone link the data? Where can I find more information on methodologies and differences in methodologies in different countries?



Saleh Babazadeh, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Health Policy & Management Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1953 New Orleans, LA 70112
Re: Sampling clusters in relation to DHS [message #16070 is a reply to message #15889] Thu, 01 November 2018 14:12 Go to previous message
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Dear User, a response from Senior Sampler, Dr. Ruilin Ren:

The SPA surveys and DHS surveys conducted under the DHS Program are not like surveys. These are independent surveys. So they are not conducted in the same clusters. The only way to link the data is through geographical information, GIS information is collected in both surveys. But DHS does not provide a standard method for the link, it is upon to the data users who decide how to link based on their research aims. The survey design information is usually given in chapter 1 of the final report for both surveys. For DHS surveys, the detailed survey design and methodology is given in Appendix A of the final survey report.
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