Age is just a number

by lifeinsouthsudan

”He is saying he was 23 in 2004. But now he says he’s 28. What age do we use?”

As I have mentioned before in this blog post, conducting surveys and collecting data in South Sudan is not an easy task.  The question above was raised when I was out in the field with our enumerators and I think it illustrates the problem well.

If we overcome rain, mud, extreme heat, old equipment and slow internet, we still encounter other difficulties. Questionnaire design is always tricky but becomes a bit of a challenge when even age is a debatable question.