The Resource Chronicles from the field : the Townsend Thai project, Robert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob Jordan, (electronic book)

Chronicles from the field : the Townsend Thai project, Robert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob Jordan, (electronic book)

Label
Chronicles from the field : the Townsend Thai project
Title
Chronicles from the field
Title remainder
the Townsend Thai project
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob Jordan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating and accessible text describes Townsend's field research efforts in Thailand that span over 15 years, making it perhaps the longest running, high-frequency panel data set in a developing country. The survey has provided detailed and accurate information about household financial activities and behavior, allowing a better understanding of how household decisions have an impact on the regional and national economy. One can see from the Townsend Thai Data what is actually happening at a household level, via annual panel data for 985 households in over 50 villages and separately, 150 months of in-depth monthly data for 680 households. The book is also uniquely about the human side of the story of the Townsend Thai project, and should appeal to a broader audience of practicing social scientists and their students who need to gather data and run surveys to do evaluations. The book is unique: it grows out of Townsend's deep and extended experiences working as a development economist in Thailand and attempting to relate rigorous academic research with policy via one of the longest-running surveys of its kind. The book is told as a compelling story, and is in part a window into Thai culture. The reader learns what it is really like working with survey staff and households on the ground in a developing country. The book carefully relates the problems encountered and how they were resolved in collecting the data. It also provides important technical details to clarify the sampling procedures, the survey instruments, the response rates, data quality checks, and attrition"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Robert M.
Dewey number
315.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN700.55.
LC item number
.A85 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sombat Sakunthasathien
  • Jordan, Rob
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Household surveys
  • Households
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
Label
Chronicles from the field : the Townsend Thai project, Robert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob Jordan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10686950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 135 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Chronicles from the field : the Townsend Thai project, Robert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob Jordan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10686950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 135 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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