Pushing the boundaries: adapting research methodology to document the COVID-19 pandemic from a socio-behavioural perspective in a low/ middle level income country: the case of South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T12:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T12:41:13Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15809
dc.description.abstract The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulted in South Africas shelter-in-place lockdown. South Africa is vulnerable to the negative outcomes of COVID-19 due to health systems inequalities, high prevalence of human immunodeficiency viruses, tuberculosis and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Conducting scientifically validated research during lockdown, in a country thats unequal, divided and resource poor, has resulted in researchers using diverse methodologies and innovative digital tools. These notes report on gathering data for two rapid socio-behavioural studies, conducted during the shelter-inplace lockdown, utilizing a cost-free online platform to administer quantitative questionnaires. It shows the lessons learned to improve survey uptake which include the use of paid for targeted social media boosted posts, the use of social media influencers to promote the surveys, translating the questionnaire into multiple languages and adding a home-based call centre to reach high-density communities. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject DATA en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject SOCIAL MEDIA en
dc.title Pushing the boundaries: adapting research methodology to document the COVID-19 pandemic from a socio-behavioural perspective in a low/ middle level income country: the case of South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PQAKAA en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Social Research Methodology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11763 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10909 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ramlagan, S., Shean, Y.L., Parker, S., Trollip, K., Davids, A. & Reddy, S.P. (2021) Pushing the boundaries: adapting research methodology to document the COVID-19 pandemic from a socio-behavioural perspective in a low/ middle level income country: the case of South Africa. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. February:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15809 en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ramlagan, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Shean, Y.L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Parker, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Trollip, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Davids, A. en
dc.contributor.author6 Reddy, S.P. en


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