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Reports and resources

The International Rescue Committee uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our research and resources. 

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Budget template for household surveys

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this modifiable budget template for researchers conducting household surveys, with instructions.

February 21, 2018
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Research budget guidance 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this research budget review checklist to help researchers ensure that research is adequately resourced.

February 21, 2018
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Focus group guidance

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance on focus group discussions, which covers 1) the strengths and limitations of using focus group discussions; 2) when and when not to use focus groups for data collection; 3) the five steps to conducting focus groups; and 4) creating unbiased discussion questions.

February 21, 2018
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Questionnaire design and development

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance to help researchers develop survey questionnaires.

February 21, 2018
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Choosing data collection methods

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance to help researchers choose data collection methods (surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc).

February 21, 2018
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Consent form guidance and template

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance on best practices in developing consent forms for research as well as a consent form template.

February 17, 2018
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IRC consent form checklist

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this checklist for researchers creating and reviewing consent forms for research.

February 17, 2018
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Obtaining meaningful informed consent

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created guidance for those conducting human subjects research on obtaining meaningful informed consent in order to safeguard the dignity, autonomy and wellbeing of research participants.

February 17, 2018
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Research data collection guidance

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance on what researchers should consider during the collection, storage, and cleaning of data.

February 17, 2018
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Research data collection protocol template

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this outline of items to include in a data collection protocol, including piloting, team composition, deployment schedule, site visit strategy, data verification and protection.

February 17, 2018

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