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Possibilities, Perils & Pitfalls of doing a CP-KAP Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Ph.D. March 2014. Participants & Institutions Involved. McGill University. Save the Children. Liberia Ministry of Health & Social Welfare. CSSS de la Montagne. C hild P rotection K nowledge, - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • March 2014Possibilities, Perils & Pitfalls of doing a CP-KAP

    Mnica Ruiz-Casares, Ph.D.

  • Participants & Institutions Involved

  • What is a KAP Study?Child Protection

  • CP-KAP Study: ObjectivesTo establish a baseline of community knowledge, attitudes, and practices on key child protection issues, particularly children without parental care.To identify resources for vulnerable children in the target counties and barriers or enabling factors that may contribute to violations of childrens right to protection and childrens access and willingness to use prevention and response services.

  • Baseline CP-KAP Study DesignQuality AssuranceEthical Reflection

  • CP-KAP Study & Survey cycle

  • Planning the surveySelection & specification of focusDesk ReviewKey-informant interviewsAvailable time & resourcesSurvey scopeTeam compositionSurvey direction & co-ordinationEthics Reflection & ReviewAdvisory Committee

  • Tips & IdeasNegotiate carefully priority foci & levels of precision. Explain trade-offsUse guestimates cautiouslyaverage & contrast with similar settingsDevelop ethics plan & befriend your IRB(s)Strategically select & consult with Advisory CommitteeKeep a diary

  • Design & PretestingDevelopment of survey designSurvey protocolSample selection & preparationQuestionnaire design (& translation)Pre-testingStaff trainingRefining survey instrumentsInstructional & training materialsPreparation of materials for field usePrinting questionnaires, control forms, etc.

  • Tips & IdeasCarefully weight sampling options: generalizability requires time & expertiseSeek & check sampling frame earlyMake randomness everyones magic mantraDont rush through instrument design & pretesting! Triangulate across methods & respondentsInvolve children in study design

  • FieldworkPre-Field Work PreparationTraining of interviewers & supervisorsTraining of data entry clerks Other staffLogisticsData collectionField administrationEthical conductData storage & transportationQuality control

  • Tips & IdeasDont rush through training and field testing!Prioritize team safetyEstablish procedures foraddressing ethical incidentssafe, quick return of questionnairesPerform daily quality checksEncourage & model open communicationNurture relationships & take care of yourself

  • Data ProcessingSystems planning & computer programmingCoding, Keying, and TranslatingSupervision & quality controlData analysisIntegration of mixed-methodsValidationResearch teamOther stakeholders

  • Focus Group Discussions & Key Informant interviews

  • Tips & IdeasPerform daily quality checks & feedback, & keep a log!Budget amply for coding, keying, transcription, & translationConduct preliminary analysis with all team members, & Advisory CommitteePlan time to triangulate & integrate mixed-methods results

  • Dissemination & UseData review & publicationSurvey reportPresentationsOther dissemination materialsKnowledge mobilization planAdvocacy & social mobilizationCommunicationProgram planning & evaluation

  • Tips & IdeasDevelop data dissemination plan (early)Identify individuals/institutions at all levels that can use findingsBuild on relationships nurtured prior to & during studyTailor your findings to different audiences, including children!Use findings in programming & to track results at endline

  • A survey is a TEAM exercise:

    Lets each one of us give our best!monica.ruizcasares@mcgill.ca

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