Ethnographic approaches like immersion research provide valuable insights into people’s attitudes and behaviour towards hygiene and healthcare, along with experiential insights and observations that help highlight key contextual considerations for COVID-19 response and programming.
New Ongoing Remote Covid-19 Insights Gathering Study in Indonesia
Empatika has begun work on a two-phase remote qualitative research study. The study will use a flexible mix of explorative and participatory remote research tools in order to gather insights on the COVID-19 situation in Indonesia from people’s perspectives over a six-month period.
Study participants are some of the families that Empatika researchers have stayed with during previous research studies (currently over 40 families across 24 districts of Indonesia).
See our blog for more details!
Insights from Past Immersions in Indonesia
Based on our team's experiences living with families in over 75 rural and urban locations in Indonesia, we have compiled key insights and implications relevant to the COVID-19 response on ongoing programming and policies. This include insights into people's views on how they see 'being dirty' and the implications for hand washing behaviour, typical views on being sick and seeking healthcare, household finances, and information sharing, among others.
See the full brief here.
Insights from Past Immersions in Uganda
Empatika team members conducted two immersion studies in Uganda which included staying with 50 families in 15 different districts across northern, eastern, and central Uganda. Even within this more limited scope compared to our extensive work in Indonesia, these studies highlight a number of areas which are relevant and key considerations that can assist organisations and policy makers in designing appropriate responses in Uganda.
Read the brief here.