From 07 to 14 April 2022, during one week, the students statisticians in training at ENSEA had to put into practice the theoretical lessons they had received during their training in the framework of the academic survey 2021-2022.
It was around the theme: ”Analysis of the local economy in the city of Tiassalé” that students in AS2, AD2, ITS2, ISE2, and ISE3 got a first-hand look at the realities of the field starting from questionnaire design to data analysis to the data collection and data auditing phases.Divided into groups of 5 people in geographical entities called enumeration zones (EZ), several localities were surveyed, namely Tissalé town and the villages of Niamoué, Tolakro, Deniskro, Broukro, Tabouation, Sindressou, Gadougou, Kobenanpkê and Dibykro.
The students administered various questionnaires to rural and urban populations, including the modern enterprise questionnaire, the informal enterprise questionnaire, the agricultural questionnaire, the household questionnaire and the inclusion of ICT modules in the various questionnaires. Using state-of-the-art collection tools, students visited households and local businesses to collect information on local development in Tiassalé. The data collected in the field was instantly consolidated by a technical team on site.
Each step was meticulously supervised by the school’s lecturer-researchers and directors of studies with Mr. TIOTSOP Blaise as the main coordinator.
All this could not have been achieved without the leadership of the first person in charge of the school, Dr. Hugues KOUADIO, who insisted on coming to the field to encourage his students and the whole team of supervisors.
Despite the difficulty of the fieldwork, the students did not miss the pleasure of being able to put into practice what they learned during their training, among other things, the survey and survey techniques, but above all to be able to adapt to local realities, to deal with the non-response rate and to find ways to obtain the information they were looking for. They also ask that their training be reinforced by taking into account the sectoral statistics course at all levels, for example.
As a reminder, training at ENSEA in Abidjan combines theory and practice through the academic survey and internships in companies.
In Tiassalé, the different stages of the production of quality statistics were put into practice in different sectors of activity. ENSEA’s Management would like to thank the local authorities headed by the deputy mayor Mr. Assalé TIEMOKO and the population for welcoming the student statisticians in their different households.