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The training and use of research assistants for a survey in a third world setting

E.F. Hildebrandt
Curationis | Vol 14, No 1 | a311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v14i1.311 | © 1991 E.F. Hildebrandt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1991 | Published: 26 September 1991

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This article describes an approach to gathering data in a black township. It emphasizes the importance of using indigenous interviewers and offers suggestions for their training. Innovative techniques were used to help the field workers to understand and apply the concept of randomization to the streets and houses of their Township. It emphasizes the need to supervise and reinforce the research standards throughout the data collection process.


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