Social Science

Social science research and analysis is vital to design and deliver effective RCCE approaches and strategies as it provides valuable insights into the culture, practices and experiences of communities affected by the outbreak.

It can for example contribute to a better understanding of people’s ability to put protective measures into practice, the local perceptions of the disease, the acceptance of public health and social measures, trust in public authorities or how traditional beliefs and social norms impact on healthcare seeking behaviour.

Community engagement and participation in the development and implementation of research and data collection processes is essential, for example to define locally appropriate research questions and to generate meaningful evidence which can support advocacy and decision-making processes.

As part of its strategic objective 2, the RCCE Collective Service supports partners at the national, regional and global level to enhance standardised approaches to the systematic collection, analysis and use of socio-behavioural evidence.

This includes a range of services in line with RCCE partner’s needs and priorities:

  • Capacity building and training to support partners in applying social science evidence in health emergencies including data collection, analysis and operationalisation of socio-behavioural information
  • Providing direct support to country-level teams to formulate research questions, develop research protocols, data analysis and quality assurance of research outputs
  • Data mapping and structuring to identify evidence gaps and to generate socio-behavioural trends and support the visualisation of socio-behavioural variables through a dashboard
  • Adapt, develop and contextualise common tools, approaches and standards to support partners to conduct operational social science research and learn from communities about their views, perceptions, capacities, practices and behaviours
  • Compiling lessons learnt and evidence on community-centred responses

Social Science resources

Ces considérations clés ont été développé pour guider le travail sur le terrain.
IndiKit’s Rapid Guides respond to aid workers’ demand for short and useful guidance on a range of survey-related topics. This resource provides a rapid overview about how to develop clearly described survey methodolgy.
The toolkit focuses on participatory methods and brings together instruments that have been used as part of larger research projects in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF),...
This working paper identifies and explores the issues that should be considered when undertaking ethical research involving children in humanitarian settings.
Ce guide pratique détaillé complète le protocole CAP (Word) et fournit des instructions étape par étape avec des visuels.
This guidance provides a detailed overview of the different steps to clean data which is vital to ensure validity and reliability.
Ce module explique comment mener une enquete qualitative par entretiens semi-structure y compris le role de l'enqueteur, des considerations ethiques, les responsabilites des chercheurs, comment conduire un entretien qualitatif et/ou...
The Research Ethics Tool has been developed to provide guidance on research ethics for public health researchers interested in applying to the R2HC programme and also for other researchers working...
Cet outil donne des directions comment communiquer d'une manière efficace les résultats de la recherche opérationnelle en science sociales

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