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Activity Number: 499
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Survey Research Methods Section
Abstract - #309771
Title: Understanding Egypt's Telephone Owning Population
Author(s): David Peng*+ and David Rae and Samuel Solomon
Companies: D3 Systems and D3 Systems and D3 Systems
Keywords: Egypt ; Telephone ; Dual-Frame ; CATI ; Survey ; International

Two years ago, the 2011 Egyptian revolution took to the nation's streets in the form of tens of thousands of protestors. The ongoing Egyptian revolution, as a part of the greater Arab Spring, plays an integral role to the future of the region. As we continue to watch in great interest, the field of survey research faces the challenge of applying sound methodology in the face of political and social unrest. Given the volatility and constantly changing landscape of Egypt, face-to-face sampling at a national level is currently not a desirable mode of surveying due to the security of the field team, accessibility of the target population, and field length. While in the United States, prominent researchers and government studies gather data that help guide sample design and explore the options of dual-mode telephone sampling, this level of data and research is not readily available in Egypt. D3 Systems, Inc. has designed a large-scale national face-to-face multistage probability survey to better understand the telephone owning population in Egypt and help guide future dual-frame CATI sampling plans.

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