Survey expertise of Mitra and Associates

Mitra and Associates has the adequate in-house expertise to undertake and accomplish a survey -research assignment.  The expertise of Mitra and Associates extends to:

  • Design survey research projects with sound methodologies including an appropriate sample plan, develop efficient data collection instruments, carry out pre-testing of instruments, finalize  implementation plans and implement field operations ensuring collection of reliable data
  • Determine and mobilize project-specific human and non-human resources; recruit, train and utilize project’s personnel efficiently,  source and employ project-specific consultants,  and build effective partnership and collaboration with international research bodies and consultants
  • Conduct quantitative survey research including baseline, follow-up (monitoring and evaluation);  longitudinal,  surveillance and operational studies
  • Conduct qualitative studies including Focus Group Discussions (FGDs, Participatory Rapid Appraisals (PRAs), case studies, in-depth studies and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs),
  • Conduct migrant tracking surveys at the national level (with face to face interviews/ over phone interviews) and international level (over phone interviews)
  • Collect GPS coordinates and prepare GIS maps
  • Carryout anthropometric measurement including height, weight, and MUAC
  • Collect biomarker samples (of blood/ urine), process the samples, and then ship them to the designated overseas laboratory maintaining cold chain. Also, collect nail and hair samples, process these samples  and then sent them abroad to the designated research center
  • Carry out the collection, testing, and processing of water samples (for E. coli, arsenic, and iron) by establishing the testing laboratory at field level
  • Collect data from respondents using CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviews)
  • Carry out data processing, data analysis, and manage databases, aided by adequate computer skills
  • Analyze and interpret data, prepare reports, and make the recommendation