Issues Related to Data Collection in a Disastrous Area – A Lesson from The Study of the Aftermath of Tsunami and Recovery in Indonesia

Cecep S Sumantri, SurveyMETER
Dani Alfah, SurveyMETER
Mohammad Mulia, SurveyMETER
Iip U Rifai, SurveyMETER

The Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR), provides scientific evidence on the magnitude of this shock in Indonesia, as indicated by an array of social, economic and health indicators. Tracking and finding respondents is a challenge in any longitudinal survey such as this, but also the key to success. In such a disastrous area the task is very hard indeed. The goal of this poster and the accompanying paper is to describe tracking experiences, focusing on the process of determining whether respondents are alive or dead and finding respondents that have scattered throughout the area. Case studies is developed to illustrate the success of the exercise with accompanying photographs and maps of the study area.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Family, Households, Unions; Data, Methods, Study Design