|Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva (Brazil)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CDHP (Curso de Desenvolvimento de Habilidades
em Pesquisa) is a training program that aims to enable staff at the Brazilian
Central Statistical Office (IBGE) to plan and carry out (household) sample
surveys. This course was developed taking as the model the Survey Skills
Development Course of Statistics Canada. It presents key concepts, methods
and steps required to successfully develop and implement a household sample
survey. This is accomplished by means of lectures, guided teamwork and do-it-yourself
activities, that include developing and carrying out a real-life survey
experience. Each course "crew" comprises 25 trainees, plus 10
to 15 tutors (some part-time), alongside a course coordinator and administrative
assistant. Each course has a genuine survey client, carries out a survey
to satisfy this client's demands, and delivers the outcome in the form of
traditional survey products: a survey report, survey documentation and data
files, plus a seminar-like presentation of main results, which is attended
by IBGE´s directing board, staff and the client. Each course runs for six
weeks full time. Data collection activities are performed solely by the
crew of trainees each time. Eight courses were developed successfully twice
a year since 1998, with surveys covering topics such as:
- Urban intervention evaluation at the Iraja neighborhood, in Rio de
The course has proved very valuable as a staff development, integration and motivation strategy, plus provided a number of relevant survey outcomes. Flexibility, focus on outcome and client satisfaction, teamwork and transmission of corporate values, goals and feeling of membership are some of the high points, which make this a very successful course amongst both staff and managers. Future plans consider opening up vacancies for people who are not IBGE employees, as well as extending capabilities for running three courses a year.
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