2000 Field Manuals
addition to the questionnaires and codebooks for each of the three
survey components - community, household and migrant follow-up, we
highly recommend reviewing these field manuals. In fact, it may be more
beneficial to study these field manuals first before looking over the
questionnaires and codebooks.
Community Field Manual
Community data is collected from all of the villages in Nang
Rong. This information is important for providing data about the
social and physical context for the individual behaviors to be
studied. There were 346 administratively distinct villages in
Nang Rong district in 2000. For each of the Nang Rong study
villages, the community profile should be collected by the GPS team
responsible for that village. These community interviews will
serve as an introduction to the community for the research team and the
villagers. They will also provide a key item for the household
interviews - the household list for all household ids.
Household and Individual Field Manual
The Nang Rong Project's research purpose is to study the effect of
rapid social and environmental change upon the lives of people living
in Nang Rong, Thailand, as well as those who have migrated from Nang
Rong. The data will provide a detailed account of villagers'
lives between 1984 and 2000. Important aspects of the research
are to understand migration processes, fertility and contraceptive
behavior, and life course choices within the context of rapid social
and economic change. Other important aspects are to examine a
variety of social networks and analyze their effect on
individuals. Finally, data are also designed to be integrated
with geographic and environmental data to analyze the relationship
between population and the environment.
Migrant Follow-Up Field Manual
This is the second phase of data collection for the 2000-01
Survey. In this phase, the project focuses on individuals and
families that lived in selected Nang Rong study villages in 1984 and/or
1994 who were not living in that village when the 2000 household
interviews were conducted. Following migrants provides data to
describe changes that have been occurring outside Nang Rong to those
who used to live in Nang Rong. The migrant data will be linked
back to the household data for comparisons between those who migrated
versus those who stayed in (or returned to) Nang Rong District.