DHS eLearning Survey Sampling Training
Course - Summer 2023
June 19 - July 28, 2023
The USAID-funded The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is searching for potential participants to take part in The DHS eLearning Survey Sampling Training Course – Summer 2023 that will be held online from June 19 to July 28, 2023. The purpose of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge, tools, skills, and abilities to design samples for population surveys, such as DHS surveys. The training will focus on the use of efficient tools to facilitate much of the sampling work done for probability sample surveys. Although the attention will be directed towards DHS surveys, the acquired skills can also be used for other types of surveys. By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the value and methodologies for sample surveys versus other approaches to collecting information from large-scale populations.
  • Determine appropriate sample size and its allocation for nationwide sample surveys or for surveys to be conducted in a program area.
  • Identify a proper sampling frame and select primary sample points.
  • Update the primary sample points and select households for household surveys.
  • Calculate sampling weights based on the given sample design.
Eligibility and Requirements
  • All participants should have demonstrable basic statistical knowledge and MS Excel skills.
  • All participants must be able to understand and communicate in English.
  • Commitment to dedicate 3 to 4 hours every week in order to complete all assignments.
  • Prior knowledge of DHS surveys is preferred, but not essential.
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
June 2, 2023:
Online application due
June 5-16, 2023:
Selected candidates notified
June 19, 2023:
Introduction module begins for selected candidates
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