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    Frannie Noble
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    We recently received this question from an IDELA User:

    Can you please advise the proportion of parents to be assessed? In case of children we are doing a census among all children attending ECCDs, approximately 120 children. Do we need a census for parents as well, or there is a proportional sampling intended in IDELA assessment methodology?

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    Frannie Noble
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    Our Save the Children Research Specialist, Jonathan Seiden, replied:

    I would say it depends on your research questions. What are you trying to answer by collecting this data? Having said that, 120 is a pretty small sample, so I would probably recommend doing a full census of them.

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    Frannie Noble
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    And the person who originally posted the question responded,

    Yes, thanks a lot for the sampling discussion. Yes, we too were thinking of doing a census. The purpose of the assessment is kind-of measurement of the effectiveness of the ECCD classes and school readiness of those children to enter the school in September 2018.
    Considering the difficulty of gathering all parents in the villages (due to seasonal works in the fields, taking care for other children at home, etc.) we will reach out as much parents as possible to ensure at least the highest respondent rate closest to the possible rate the census could provide.

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    Frannie Noble
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    Lauren Pisani, a Research Advisor with Save the Children, also replied:

    Ideally we want the children and parents to be a 1-to-1 match. So for each child, you assess one caregiver. This allows you to look at many different aspects of equity in your analysis.

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