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Innovation in the Measurement of Community Contextual Features

a PSC Research Project

Investigator:   Dirgha Ghimire

Under this subcontract, Dr. Dirgha Ghimire, as Co-Investigator/Institutional PI at the University of Michigan (U-M) will collaborate with Dr. Scott Yabiku and other project team members at Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Ghimire will share overall responsibility for the project with Dr. Yabiku and together they will oversee each phase of the project. Tasks overseen by the University of Michigan include: 1) conceptualization and design of context specific measures of community change and instruments, 2) training of field research staff in Nepal, 3) supervision of data collection activities at the field site in Nepal and data processing at the U-M.

Funding Period: 06/15/2013 to 03/31/2015

Country of Focus: Nepal

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