Tindigarukayo, Jimmy K
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Challenges in conducting sample surveys in the Caribbean
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
Discusses three main challenges in conducting sample surveys in the Caribbean: the general lack of adequate sampling frames from which to select representative samples,especially when sampling non-instutionalised populations; problems associated with administering survey instruments within the Caribbean ; and cultural and linguistic diversity inherent both within and among Caribbean countries. Argues that the dilemna here is that a survey instrument needs to be culture-specific in order to collect reliable data,at the same time that it needs to be functionally equivalent in order to allow for comparison of survey results across cultures. Discusses the above challenges and,where possible,provides some suggestions for dealing with them.....