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Creating Surveys


6. What about safety?

Questions regarding working conditions, immigration status, and violence in the home can have serious repercussions for the person answering the survey. Your group will need to be as sensitive as possible to the privacy of the people who have volunteered to answer your survey.You may also consider where you choose to ask the survey questions. Surveys of working conditions may be done best away from worksites, for example at community centers, grocery stores or outside places of worship. Surveys of home-life conditions should also be asked away from the home, with the confidentiality ensured.

The safety of the interviewers must also be a high priority. If you are taking the survey door-to-door or to less-populated places, you should have interviewers travel in pairs and be familiar with the neighborhood they are in or have maps of the area.

A project of the DataCenter's Economic Justice Program, May 2004.


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Surveys to Support Campaigns

Survey Planning:

1. Why survey?
2. Time & Resources
3. Type of Survey
4. How many surveys?
5. Language
6. Safety
7. Reaching respondants

Creating Surveys:
1: Create Info List
2: Design Survey
3: Test Survey
4: Train Interviewers
5: Analyze Data

Evaluating the Survey Process

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