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Using Mobile Phones to Collect Panel Data (English)

In 2009 and 2010, a small research team conducted a study in rural areas of western Tanzania entitled research on expectations in agricultural production (REAP). The primary aim of REAP was to gather high frequency quantitative data on agricultural inputs and farmers’ subjective expectations for uncertain outcomes such as weather, prices, and crop yields. Instead of embedding enumerators in survey villages for an extended period of time, the REAP team used mobile phones to conduct surveys on a high frequency basis.

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Dillon,Brian

Using Mobile Phones to Collect Panel Data (English). LSMS Integrated Surveys on Agriculture Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/935271587126638461/Using-Mobile-Phones-to-Collect-Panel-Data