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2015-16 Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey
Data Analysis Workshop
Call for Applications

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is now accepting applications for the Myanmar DHS Data Analysis Workshop. This training program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to teach participants to analyze and conduct research with 2015-16 Myanmar DHS data.

Successful applicants will participate in a 10-day analysis workshop. The analysis workshop will include training on DHS sampling and weighting, recoding variables, merging datasets, creating tabulation plans and conceptual frameworks, regression and significance testing, interpretation of results, scientific writing, and other topics.

During the analysis workshop, participants will apply their learning to work on a team analysis project using DHS datasets from the 2015-16 Myanmar DHS. The analysis project typically culminates in a regression analysis of a DHS outcome of the team's choosing. The final products for each team will be an abstract and a PowerPoint presentation, which includes their research question, analysis methods, result tables, and conclusions. Teams will be encouraged to develop their analysis project into a research paper on their own following the workshop.

Eligibility and Requirements
  • Applications are being accepted from Government of Myanmar employees and faculty members at universities in Myanmar. Applications must be from teams comprised of 2-3 members from the same institution. Eligible institutions include, but are not limited to, departments of the Ministry of Health and Sports; the Central Statistics Office; or other government agencies; and university departments of demography, public health, sociology, economics, geography, or other social sciences.
  • Applicants should have at least a Master's Degree in public health, demography, statistics, or related subject.
  • Individuals who have already participated in a DHS data analysis workshop conducted by The DHS Program are not eligible, although individuals who have only participated in a Service Provision Assessment (SPA), Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS), or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshop facilitated by The DHS Program are still eligible to apply.

All team members must be available to attend the analysis workshop organized by The DHS Program (see anticipated timeline below). Each participant must bring a laptop that will be used for the duration of the workshop. The statistical software package Stata SE 15 will be provided for use during the workshop. The language for the program is English. Analysis projects must use secondary data from the Myanmar DHS; applications that include primary data collection will not be considered.

Anticipated Timeline
May 17, 2019
Applications are due
June 3, 2019
Selected teams are notified
June 24 - July 5, 2019
Further analysis workshop (Yangon, Myanmar)
Workshop Costs and Participation

The DHS Program will select approximately six teams based primarily on the merits of their research proposal. Additional factors considered will be gender balance and previous experience in statistical analysis.

The USAID-funded DHS Program will cover hotel, per diem, and local transport costs to the workshop venue for all selected participants. Applicants who are accepted for the workshop must submit a letter from their employer approving their availability to attend every day of the workshop.

Application Procedure
Each team of 2-3 members should submit a single application by May 17, 2019, that contains the following items:
  • A completed team application form (online)
  • A brief, original research proposal (maximum length 1 page) with the following sections clearly described: 1) brief introduction and rationale, 2) research question(s), and 3) scope of analysis (including how DHS data will be used to answer the research questions).
  • In addition, the joint application should include the following from each team member:
    • A curriculum vitae with complete contact information, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three references
    • Proof of status as a current university faculty member or government agency staff and duration of employment
    • Date and place of birth, address, email, and phone contact information
Contact Information

Applications must be completed on-line at https://dhsprogram.com/What-We-Do/Workshops/workshop-mmda0619.cfmPlease send inquiries to The DHS Program, ICF, 530 Gaither Road, Suite 500, Rockville, MD USA 20850. Email: mmanalysis@dhsprogram.com

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