Survey Methods

The LSMS team has a longstanding emphasis on conducting methodological experiments toward improving the quality and efficiency of household survey data collection.

In recognition of the LSMS team's experience in the field, the UK Department for International Development provided the team with a grant to conduct methodological validation work in the area of agricultural productivity.

The team is also conducting a series of methodological experiments in other key topic areas such as income, consumption, and subjective welfare.

Methodological Experiments on Agricultural Data Collection

Methodological Experiments on Non-Agricultural Data Collection



Mapping the World Population One Building at A Time

High resolution datasets of population density which accurately map sparsely-distributed human populations do not exist at a global scale. Typically, population data is obtained using censuses and...


The Hunt for the Elusive Big Five

Personality traits such as Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism—also known as the Big Five—are often emphasized to be equally important for many socioeconomic outcomes. Can these be accurately measured and interpreted?Read More