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.
Wrapping up now - New Remote Covid-19 Insights Gathering Study in Indonesia
Empatika has just wrapped up a longitudinal (nine month) remote qualitative research study. The study used 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. From these insights we have produced three thematic briefs on livelihoods and social assistance; learning and social lives of children; and health; along with a summary brief which brings together insights from across these themes over the entire study period. We hope to be able to share these briefs very soon.
In the meantime check out the study's interactive map!
Study participants are some of the families that Empatika researchers have stayed with during previous research studies (including 45 families across 23 districts of Indonesia).
See also 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.