Migration Health Research to advance evidence based policy and practice in Sri Lanka
IOM's Migration Health Research Series aims at sharing high-yield scientific papers and analytical commentaries aimed at advancing migration health policy and practice at national, regional and global levels. The first book of the series is a two-part volume profiling the development of the National Migration Health Policy and intervention framework in Sri Lanka, which to a large extent was driven by an evidence-informed, multisectoral approach.
Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development
The Global Migration Group (GMG) produced this publication to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. It includes detailed accounts of changes in the field of migration data, thorough explanations of key definitions and concepts, and strategies to bolster migration statistics (e.g., administrative data and 'big data'). Readers will find the notes on 'good practice' to be of particular practical value.
Survey Organization Manual: Demographic and Health Surveys Methodology
This helps countries craft and put into place Demographic and Health Surveys, which measure indicators such as fertility, family planning, mortality, reproductive health, child health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, among others. The publication lays out the steps that the relevant organization needs to take to create the survey, such as organizing the necessary committees, drafting a budget, and choosing indicators; it also lists helpful manuals or guidebooks to aid further reading.
Research Guide for Research commissioned by the ACP Observatory on Migration
This handbook outlines definitions, data sources and research practices for understanding and measuring mobility in ACP countries.
Migration and Health: A Research Methods Handbook
The book provides a thorough examination of the methods and challenges involved in measuring migrant health indicators. There is an extensive section on quantitative health research, which outlines how to use existing national records to study migrant health and craft new surveys. This document also offers an extensive section on qualitative methods, such as participant observation. The book can be accessed through JSTOR or another form of purchase.
Issues to Consider When Measuring and Applying Socioeconomic Position Quantitatively in Immigrant Health Research
This paper points out how socioeconomic status of immigrants affect health indicators. Useful here are the concise paragraphs on how to measure socioeconomic status of immigrants, and how the choice of specific indicators affects health research outcomes. Furthermore, brief instructions are given for applying socioeconomic information to health research.
Incorporating Geographic Information Into Demographic and Health surveys: A Field Guide to GPS Data Collection
This guide is an easy-to-follow manual on how users can harvest and use GPS data for demographic studies. It takes readers through necessary definitions, equipment, and preventing common errors. Also included are practical checklists and field guides that make the information even more accessible.
Demographic and Health Surveys Methodology: Guide to DHS Statistics
This USAID guide is meant for users of all levels, from those familiar with demographic statistics who need a reference guide, to beginners breaking into the field. The source provides examples of survey questions, as well as standard definitions and step-by-step instructions for data collection and processing.