Household Survey for the research on ‘Rural-urban Agrarian Dynamics’ at APU

Donor / Client: Azim Premji University

Team: Chandrika Shetty, Rajeshwari Mallegowda, Sham Kashyap

Financial Year 2015

GRAAM research team assisted data collection and data entry activities for the team headed by DR. Seema Purushotham, Azim Premji University (APU). GRAAM is using electronic mode of data collection using tablets (as reported in our annual report 13-14), by coding the questionnaire to tablets using the software On request from APU research team, we developed the e-form of questionnaire ready to use on tablets. The project focused on urbanization and peri-urbanization and its affect on agriculture. The team conducted field surveys of 160 farmers in 8 taluks (16 villages) of Karnataka using our tab-based surveys.

The GRAAM team plugged into the project through undertaking tasks of, understanding their questionnaire (mostly open-ended) and converted it to a pre-coded tab based survey, trained their field workers on the usage of tablets and how to conduct survey, rented out GRAAM’s tablets for the purpose, collected the data captured by the fieldworker and provided that to APU research team.