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Study Description: [Georgia]
Study title:
 World Values Survey
Fieldwork dates:
30-Jan-2009 to 10-Feb-2009
Merab Pachulia
Sample type:
Five stage random cluster sampling
Fieldwork Institute:
Fieldwork methods:
Personal interview
Sample size:
 Response rates: Cases Reason2146 No one at home343 Refusal from the family member 243 Refusal from the respondent 31 Respondents could not communicate (health related  problems, language related problems, etc)311 Respondent was not at home48 Respondent is out of home during duration of the fieldwor0 Termination of interview1500 Completed interview Language:
Weighting Procedure:Known SystematicProperties: Deviations from WVS-questionnaire:Publications:
Characteristics of National Population:(Here, population figures by SEX, AGE and EDUCATION are welcome)
The sampling universe included the adult population of Georgia residing in both rural and urbanareas, excluding the conflict zones of Abkhazia and Ossetia. Military bases and prisons werealso not included. In addition, some villages near the regional city of Gori and Zugdidi that arestill under occupation by Russian troops were not included in the sampling.The sample design involved a five-stage random cluster sampling. The sampling frame designis based on the 2002 census information.In this sampling design the sampling units were:1) Regions and individual cities (Tbilisi and other principal cities)2) Towns and villages (primary sampling units, PSUs)3) Districts in cities, towns, and villages in rural areas (sampling points, SPs)4) Household (by household we mean a group of individuals who live under the same roof anduse the same kitchen for cooking)5) Randomly selected adult members of householdsAt the first stage, the number of respondents was allocated by probability-proportional-to-size(PPS) method. Likewise, at the second and third stages PSUs and SPs were selected by theprobability proportional to the unit size (PPS) method. Households were selected via a randomroute technique and respondents at the household level were selected via the next-birthdaytechniqueStage 1 - Primary sampling unitsAt the first stage of the sampling design Georgia was divided into 11 regions; the division beingbased on the official administrative and geographic regions of the country.1 Tbilisi2 Kakheti3 Shida Kartli4 Kvemo Kartli5 Samtskhe Javakheti6 Ajara7 Guria8 Samegrelo9 Imereti & Svaneti10 Mtskheta Mtianeti11 RachaEach region was stratified according to three criteria:
a) Large cities over 45,000 individuals - There are seven large cities in Georgia including thecapital. All of them will be included in the sampling frame and are regarded as having been self-representative cities or PSUs.b) Other cities and towns with populations of less than 45,000c) Rural settlementsThe number of interviews in all 10 regions was allocated proportional to the size of the adultpopulation in each region.Stage 2 - Selection of PSUsIn this stage the PSUs are equivalent to “rayons”- there are a total of 59 rayons (PSUs) inGeorgia (excluding Abkhazia and Ossetia). The final sample covered 24 PSUs; this includedseven self- representative PSUs were also included in this number. Due to the security reasons,areas close to Ossetian (town of Akhalgori, which was and continues to be under by Russiantroops and the buffer zone areas), as well as the town Zugdidi (villages and small townssurrounding town of Zugdidi) were excluded from the sampling framework.Stage 3 - Selection of sampling points (SPs)In urban areas the SPs were census districts whereas in rural areas an entire village wasconsidered as an SP. There are total of 16,582 registered census districts in Georgia and foreach one, information existed as to its location/address and the size of the adult population.In the pre-selected PSUs (according to PPS), the number of SPs were determined and per eachselected SP around 10 interviews were completed. Rural areas villages are considered as aseparate SP and from the list of villages, (this list contains information on the number of adultpopulation per village), and the SPs was selected by PPS. The achieved sampling frameworkconsisted of 188 randomly selected (via PPS) SPsStage 4 - Selection of householdsSelection of households was conducted by the application of a random route technique. Foreach one, SP starting points were identified and given to supervisors who then instructedinterviewers as to how sampling mechanism was to be completed. Interviewers were theninstructed to make up to two call backs if the original respondent was not available at the time ofthe initial contact.SAMPLING POINTSThe interviewer was given a route map in which a starting point for each sample point wasaccurately indicated. Every interviewer was then expected to have conducted no less than 10interviews for urban SP and 5 among rural sampling points.The choice of starting points for all SP was made by the project manager or supervisor and wasnot left to the interviewer’s discretion. The STARTING POINT may be any point along the route,including day care establishments, schools, hospitals, administration buildings, or the beginningor end of a street (the starting point was indicated on the route map beforehand). If the startingpoint was the beginning of a street, it is necessary to keep to one side of the street (right or left).If a crossroad is met during the route, it is necessary to turn at this juncture and stay to thesame side of the route until an appropriate respondent was chosen (i.e. if the left side is chosen,it was necessary to keep to the left side of the crossroad). If the required number of appropriate

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