Migration survey sampling: a pragmatic ‘how-to’ guide
The choices researchers make about sampling shape the findings and policy implications one can draw about the links between migration and development. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and MIGNEX, a five-year research project (2018–2023) with researchers at nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia, published detailed guidance on how to build a valuable, insightful and reliable survey sample.
In an article by ODI, the institute desribes five key lessons learnt with sampling in the MIGNEX project.
Try it out before locking yourself in
Do simple, well
Don’t rush it
To get more information on survey data collection, read the MIGNEX Handbook Chapter 7.