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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 firstname.lastname@example.org