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These Guidelines were developed as part of the Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI) Guidelines Initiative. The aim of the Initiative was to promote internationally recognized guidelines that highlight best practice for the conduct of comparative survey research across cultures and countries. The intended audience is researchers and survey practitioners planning or engaged in cross-cultural or cross-national research.
The fifteen CCSG chapters as presented here cover all aspects of the survey lifecycle.
Best practices are dynamic and can be expected to evolve over time. At the present time, the Guidelines primarily relate to cross-sectional surveys of households and individuals. At a later point in time, they may be expanded to include establishment and longitudinal surveys. We are also in the process of developing case study examples that demonstrate the application of the Guidelines to the survey lifecycle process, and further elaborating guidelines for assessing the quality of survey instrument translations.
This is the beta version of completely revised CCSG Guidelines, first released in 2008. We welcome your feedback. New methodological research and additional documentation about comparative surveys will inform future versions of the CCSG Guidelines. You can greatly help us by providing comments and suggestions, or simply alerting us about a topic we need to address. Please Contact Us.
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