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Conversation: Research Methodologies - Communication and Media for Development

Contributions from participants in the Research Methodologies event hosted by BBC Media Action and organized by The Communication Initiative

NETWORK PARTICIPANT Title Comment

Warren Feek
Re: [Research Methodologies] Participant Poll: How do you assess

Sebastian Taylor
QCA approach to identifying factors of participation in Polio Sebastian Taylor responding to Aibek's question. Hi Aibek, Thanks for two good questions - though it may be that we meet before you see this reply...

Sue Goldstein
Translating and adapting communication materials A comment from Sue Goldstein related to Background: Methodology 2 - Soul City (Southern Africa) referring to Sabrina's question Dear Sabrina, I am...

Sarah Cardey
General question - dealing with iterative feedback A comment from Sarah Cardey related to Agenda: Credible Research Methodologies Dialogue referring to Irela's question In a similar vein to Irela's...

Sarah Cardey
A more general question A comment from Sarah Cardey related to Agenda: Credible Research Methodologies Dialogue A more general question: One of the challenges, if trying to...

aibek.iliasov
QCA approach to identifying factors of participation in Polio Hi Sebastian, It's an interesting alternative approach to survey and quantify household, community, organisational factors of participation in Polio...

Sabrina Cecconi
Translation and adaptation of communication materials Sabrina with a question for Sue re the Soul City Methodology I would like to learn more about how you conveyed and adapted the messages in different...

KatieGreenland
Lit review looking at behaviour change in handwashing Dear June, I recently worked on a (brief) lit review looking at behaviour change in handwashing. There are not that many examples in the literature...

Thomas Jacobson
Agenda and dialog The methodology presentations are well selected to raise very important issues that I look forward to discussing. I would also like to express the...

Sebastian Taylor
Participatory? - Seb reply to Ayo Thanks Ayo You're right - the research was not strongly participatory. I think there is some truly powerful work to be done - probably using...

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The REDLAMYC network of national non-governmental organisation (NGO) networks of childhood and adolescence, active in defending the rights of children and adolescents according to the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was organised during the "First Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee" of the...

On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.

"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.

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The REDLAMYC network of national non-governmental organisation (NGO) networks of childhood and adolescence, active in defending the rights of children and adolescents according to the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was organised during the "First Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee" of the...

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.

MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The objective of MIRA is to enable women to improve health indicators by self-managing their health and reach...

This initiative, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), aimed to amplify the voices of Mexican indigenous adolescents. It explores the relationship between adolescence, indigenous identity, and rights, as expressed in their experiences and perceptions....

The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in...

Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration with Nokia, the videos are being produced and screened in remote areas without network coverage or...

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Child Africa, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year...

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to raise awareness around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2015, uses an entertainment-education approach to promote and disseminate the Facts for Life information developed by the United Nations Children's...

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Strategic Thinking

"The development of an effective behavior change communication strategy requires an indepth understanding of the many stakeholder viewpoints, perceptions, and norms. There is considerable evidence that focused messages to inform parents about where and when to go for complete immunization is the most important and effective communication...

"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM approach increases the accuracy of impact measurement because it controls for unaccounted factors that...

"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power inequities between persons of different genders."

This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn new behaviors by observing others.....[S]ocial learning emphasizes the reciprocal relationship...

This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a Johannesburg, South Africa, June 16-20 2003 workshop whose purpose was to improve routine immunisation (RI) coverage and to strengthen evaluation and communication strategies.

This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a multi-agency workshop whose purpose was to help communication experts and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) programmes in countries work more effectively to monitor their immunisation communication activities and to demonstrate/measure outcomes and impact of the communication...

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Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia: context, methods...

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The REDLAMYC network of national non-governmental organisation (NGO) networks of childhood and adolescence, active in defending the rights of children and adolescents according to the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was organised during the "First Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee" of the...

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.

Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.   We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with...

"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.

This initiative, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), aimed to amplify the voices of Mexican indigenous adolescents. It explores the relationship between adolescence, indigenous identity, and rights, as expressed in their experiences and perceptions....

Author: Paul Massaquoi, March 23 2015: What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact an important part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving Ebola information radio programmes to stations across Sierra Leone.

Brown paper...

The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in...

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Film and Video

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in...

This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn new behaviors by observing others.....[S]ocial learning emphasizes the reciprocal relationship...

Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration with Nokia, the videos are being produced and screened in remote areas without network coverage or...

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!

Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

Inside Story is a 98-minute African film that tells the story of the science of HIV transmission by combining the story of a rising soccer star with an animated journey of HIV infection through the human body.

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Radio

Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.   We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with...

"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.

Project Director - Internews - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

General Function:
Internews Network is seeking a Project Director (PD) candidate for a program that builds the capacity of Kyrgyzstan’s public broadcaster. The PD will be hired on a full-time basis and will be based in a field office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The PD will be responsible for overseeing the overall program...

Author: Paul Massaquoi, March 23 2015: What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact an important part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving Ebola information radio programmes to stations across Sierra Leone.

Brown paper...

Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the heat, the dust, or even the fact he's back at work just hours after the launch party for his latest...

This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn new behaviors by observing others.....[S]ocial learning emphasizes the reciprocal relationship...

Supporting Local Media To Inform & Engage with Vulnerable Populations

Position: Election Coverage Journalism Trainer (ECJT)

Reports to: Project Director (PD)

Duration: 2 months

Anticipated start date: April 2015

Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling...

Term: 1 month

Anticipated start date: April 2015

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

 

BACKGROUND:

"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."

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Television

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.

Project Director - Internews - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

General Function:
Internews Network is seeking a Project Director (PD) candidate for a program that builds the capacity of Kyrgyzstan’s public broadcaster. The PD will be hired on a full-time basis and will be based in a field office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The PD will be responsible for overseeing the overall program...

Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the heat, the dust, or even the fact he's back at work just hours after the launch party for his latest...

The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in...

"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM approach increases the accuracy of impact measurement because it controls for unaccounted factors that...

This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn new behaviors by observing others.....[S]ocial learning emphasizes the reciprocal relationship...

Supporting Local Media To Inform & Engage with Vulnerable Populations

Position: Election Coverage Journalism Trainer (ECJT)

Reports to: Project Director (PD)

Duration: 2 months

Anticipated start date: April 2015

Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling...

Term: 1 month

Anticipated start date: April 2015

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

 

BACKGROUND:

"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."

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Community Participation

This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.

Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their...

On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.

"The development of an effective behavior change communication strategy requires an indepth understanding of the many stakeholder viewpoints, perceptions, and norms. There is considerable evidence that focused messages to inform parents about where and when to go for complete immunization is the most important and effective communication...

MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The objective of MIRA is to enable women to improve health indicators by self-managing their health and reach...

Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the heat, the dust, or even the fact he's back at work just hours after the launch party for his latest...

 

This planning model describes Taysha Consulting’s "process within a process" approach, which is "rooted in four key principles:

  1. Participation
  2. Capacity building
  3. Strategic planning...

"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power inequities between persons of different genders."

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Materials

"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.

"Effective communication helps to mobilize resources for the immunisation programme and encourages other actors and organisations from various sectors and the community to participate in immunisation activities."

From the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, the 25 modules in this resource compose a mid-...

This practical guide on training facilitators to communicate about immunisation emerged from a collaborative in-service training session, held in January 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That training was part of an initiative developed by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Oromiya and Amhara Regional Health Bureaus...

"These guidelines are meant to provide health communication experts with direction in developing a communication strategy for their projects."

"Health workers not only give messages to parents but also receive messages from them. In both cases, communication takes place only when the messages are understood."

Part of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Immunization in Practice - Learning Activities Manual, this module...

This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB). 

This tool, being scaled up as a project involving 3,000 patients in Mewat District of Haryana in India, links...

The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and the United...

"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are used appropriately by all. It is based on the principle that when communities are involved in...

"By providing practical guidance on how to take a rights-based, child-focused approach, this toolkit aims to ensure that children's rights as well as initiatives to promote the well-being of all children can be effectively integrated and applied across programmes of bilateral and multilateral development assistance."

This...

"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts."

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Ebola News Feed

News story: International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 2015 receives Royal Assent
Mar 26 2015 - 12:38pm
The legislation was introduced to Parliament by Michael Moore MP and was supported by the Government. In 2013 the UK delivered on its pledge to spend 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) as official development assistance (ODA), becoming the first G7 country to meet this longstanding commitment. This Act of Parliament means this commitment is now enshrined in law....

The Ebola detectives
Mar 26 2015 - 12:08pm
Swedish statistician and global health professor Hans Rosling spent three months working as an epidemiologist in the Liberian Health Ministry helping to tackle the Ebola crisis. Here he describes how a firefighting exercise became a detective job once the rapid spread of the disease had been contained. When thinking about Ebola, many think the whole of Africa, but it is only a very small part of...

Unsafe Burials Perpetuate Ebola in Sierra Leone
Mar 26 2015 - 12:03pm
Sierra Leone is preparing for another lockdown to fight the Ebola epidemic. It is believed that against all medical advice, some people continue to bury the dead themselves, bringing them into contact with the virus. In a tiny village just outside of Bo, people pray as a burial team puts to rest Amadu Dauda, a man in his 70's who died from a heart attack. In order to fight the deadly virus, all...

Liberia: Suspected Ebola Case in Clara Town
Mar 26 2015 - 10:05am
[Inquirer] The Ministry of Health through the Deputy of the Incident Management System, Francis Ketter, has disclosed that so far there are two new suspected Ebola cases in Monrovia. Dr. Ketter disclosed that one suspect is a resident of the Clara Town Community while the other is an active contact who associated with the recent confirmed case in Caldwell.

LIBERIA: Grand Cape Mount County Schools In Dire Need Of Materials
Mar 25 2015 - 2:06pm
The Chairman of the Grand Cape Mount County School Board, Amos Kaiwu ,says the lack of textbooks, laboratory, library and instructional materials is hampering the proper running of the school system in the county.   Kaiwu said the low sitting capacity at schools across the county is also a serious challenge facing the school system as many students are sitting on the floor while others carry...

LIBERIA: MSF Shuts Ebola Care Unit Due To Drop In Cases
Mar 25 2015 - 2:01pm
The management of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has closed its ELWA-3 Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) near Monrovia, due to the decreased number of cases.   The institution headed by its emergency coordinator in Liberia, Mariateresa Cacciapuoti, revealed that it is now preparing the facility to hand it over to authorities of the health ministry, which will run it as a temporary treatment unit.  ...

Speech: Launch of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy
Mar 25 2015 - 6:07am
Introduction Thank you for that introduction. I’m delighted to be here with you for the launch of the new Humanitarian Leadership Academy. I want to say a huge thank you to Save the Children for their work making today happen…Jan Egeland for hosting…and to KPMG for the use of this venue and the support you’ve announced for the Academy today. And to everyone here today that is backing this...

Liberia: Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom Sees Ebola Response On Liberia Visit
Mar 24 2015 - 5:54am
[UN News] At the end of a four-day visit to Ebola-affected communities in Liberia, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Orlando Bloom praised the efforts of people there who have been combatting the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone: Google Develops 'Ebola-Proof' Tablet Devices
Mar 24 2015 - 4:08am
[CIO] A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola.

Guinea: One Year On - Why Ebola Is Not Yet Over in Guinea
Mar 24 2015 - 3:30am
[IRIN] Conakry/Dakar -The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared by Guinea's Ministry of Health on the evening of 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.

West Africa: WHO Says No Way to Predict When Ebola Will Be Over
Mar 24 2015 - 2:43am
[Deutsche Welle] There is no way to tell when exactly the Ebola outbreak will be over in Africa, says Margaret Harris from the WHO. International organizations learned too late about the spread of the disease, she noted.

UN Security Council To Assess Ebola Impact And Stability In Liberia
Mar 23 2015 - 11:46am
United Nations Security Council has reported this month, March, 2015 that it is expected to receive a briefing from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), assessing the impact of Ebola on stability in Liberia and presenting options for resuming the drawdown of UNMIL. This information was contained in its March 2015 forecast. Last December, the Council adopted a resolution renewing...