Module 12. Training and pilot testing
This module provides an overview of issues to consider for planning and conducting training for the survey. It also includes links to examples of training manuals used around the world. The details of each national training course will be specific to the survey and will be based on the survey objectives and design, as well as the number and composition of survey teams.
The quality of survey data is largely dependent on the quality of fieldworker training. Preparing high-quality training can take several months and includes developing the training agenda, identifying a suitable training venue, identifying the trainees and the trainers, developing training materials and sessions, organizing standardization exercises for anthropometry and practical opportunities to collect biological specimens, and planning the pilot exercise.
Document provides instructions on the correct steps in blood collection, processing, storage, and shippingDownload
Presentation providing instructions on the collection, testing, and processing of specimens in the fieldDownload
Protocol used in Malawi for collecting, testing, labelling and replacing food samples collected during the surveyDownload