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100 1  Townsend, Robert M.,|d1948- 
245 10 Chronicles from the field :|bthe Townsend Thai project /
       |cRobert M. Townsend, Sombat Sakunthasathien, and Rob 
260    Cambridge, MA :|bMIT Press,|cc2013 
300    xxi, 135 p. ;|c24 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Introduction : the history of the Townsend Thai surveys --
       Discovering a country and a collaborator -- The baseline 
       survey : 60,000 questions in two months -- The annual 
       resurveys : the financial crisis and beyond -- The monthly
       surveys -- Developing the information systems : local 
       knowledge and global technologies -- Dreams and reality : 
       expanding the project -- Forging new ground : expanding to
       urban areas -- Looking back : reflections of a survey 
       veteran -- Epilogue : research findings & policy 
       recommendations / by Robert M. Townsend 
520    "This fascinating and accessible text describes Townsend's
       field research efforts in Thailand that span over 15 years,
       making it perhaps the longest running, high-frequency 
       panel data set in a developing country. The survey has 
       provided detailed and accurate information about household
       financial activities and behavior, allowing a better 
       understanding of how household decisions have an impact on
       the regional and national economy. One can see from the 
       Townsend Thai Data what is actually happening at a 
       household level, via annual panel data for 985 households 
       in over 50 villages and separately, 150 months of in-depth
       monthly data for 680 households. The book is also uniquely
       about the human side of the story of the Townsend Thai 
       project, and should appeal to a broader audience of 
       practicing social scientists and their students who need 
       to gather data and run surveys to do evaluations. The book
       is unique: it grows out of Townsend's deep and extended 
       experiences working as a development economist in Thailand
       and attempting to relate rigorous academic research with 
       policy via one of the longest-running surveys of its kind.
       The book is told as a compelling story, and is in part a 
       window into Thai culture. The reader learns what it is 
       really like working with survey staff and households on 
       the ground in a developing country. The book carefully 
       relates the problems encountered and how they were 
       resolved in collecting the data. It also provides 
       important technical details to clarify the sampling 
       procedures, the survey instruments, the response rates, 
       data quality checks, and attrition"--Provided by publisher
650  0 Household surveys|zThailand|xMethodology 
650  0 Households|zThailand 
651  0 Thailand|xSocial conditions|y1986- 
651  0 Thailand|xEconomic conditions|y1986- 
700 0  Sombat Sakunthasathien 
700 1  Jordan, Rob,|d1976- 
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