Data Collection Methods Used by the Center for Latin American Social Policy

Hispanic call-center workers

Advanced capabilities, such as RAND's Multimode Interviewing Capability (MMIC) survey software, equip CLASP researchers with optimal tools to design and evaluate policy interventions. MMIC is compatible with existing survey tools and is suited for small and large complex surveys. We conduct Internet, telephone, and paper-and-pencil surveys, as well as computer-assisted personal interviews of households and businesses.

The system allows us to collect respondent self-reports as well as anthropometric measurements and health-related markers. Surveys can be conducted interchangeably in Spanish, Portuguese, and local indigenous languages. The system includes a platform for data dissemination. CLASP also partners with Latin American census bureaus to develop joint survey capabilities and methods.

Research Projects