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close this bookHygiene Evaluation Procedures - Approaches and Methods for Assessing Water - and Sanitation-Related Hygiene Practices (International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries - INFDC, 1997, 124 pages)
close this folder3. Training the study team
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View the documentSensitizing the study team
View the documentTransferring technical know-how
View the documentManagement, review, and analysis of information
View the documentDeveloping working hypotheses
View the documentOutlining the study design
View the documentWhat resources are needed?
View the documentHow much time should be allowed for training?

What resources are needed?

The resources required for the initial and also for the continuing (on-the job) training may include the following:

· Resource person(s) with experience in social science research and who are familiar with water supply, sanitation, and hygiene/health education interventions.

· Designated funds to pay for the trainer(s) fees or participants' accommodation and subsistence costs, stationery and photocopying, transportation to the training site and for field visits, refreshments for group discussions, and so on.

· This handbook and other relevant teaching materials (such as those listed in Selected Reading) according to the specific needs of the study team.

· Administrative support staff to help with communications (including phone and fax where applicable), photocopying, and so on.

· Stationery (including flip charts, marker pens, notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, adhesive tape, etc.).

· Computers, if available and if required, for information management and documentation/report writing.

· Designated space for training - a school classroom or project office meeting/seminar room. A special venue is helpful: it is not a good idea to train people in their workplaces, where interruptions are possible.

· If there are field trips, then you may have to pay for the use of a vehicle and/or petrol and/or the driver's salary.

· Video films or other visual materials on the use of different methods/ tools such as those from PRA, or showing a focus group discussion in session if available; cassette recorders for interviews and/or focus group discussions to allow trainees to practice recording and listening to recorded conversations.