Indicators Database Offers Survey
The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database, developed by the MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) project, has launched a survey for users to provide feedback on how well the database meets their needs.
The survey consists of a yes-or-no question, two questions using a five-point scale to rank answers, a multiple-choice question, and a question that seeks written comments. Users are automatically prompted to take the survey when they are using the database, or they may access the survey at any time from a “feedback” link.
Bridgit Adamou, a research associate with MEASURE Evaluation PRH, developed the survey with a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adamou said she is most interested in finding out users’ thoughts on the survey’s second question: “How easy was it to find the information you were looking for?” and “For what purpose did you use this database today?”
Adamou said the survey would likely be available through September 2013. Survey results will be used to update the online database, which was launched June 2011.
The database updates a 2002 MEASURE Evaluation publication, Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs, into the online format. Adamou said the database had been in use long enough for regular users to provide quality feedback. As of July 2013, the database had been viewed a total of 141,053 times by 47,660 unique computers worldwide.
Adamou said the survey will be helpful in updating the database, while also continually incorporating relevant research to keep information current. “It’s taking what’s out there, organizing and standardizing it,” she said.