Feedback strategy

Dissemination and exchanges with the target population

Knowledge dissemination is an emerging issue in population studies, both in terms of ethics and data quality. The challenge is especially important in long term follow-up and small-scaled surveys, with high expectations in terms of exhaustiveness and quality of data. It is also a challenge in terms of communication and methodology to address a population that scarcely uses the written word.

In the frame of the Slam project, implemented over the last 25 years, providing feedback and developing exchanges with the target population has gradually become an integral part of the follow-up process.

The dissemination strategy was developed in several directions:

audiovisual shows and theatre sketches
document transfer, collectively and individually
dissemination events dedicated to decision-makers and civil society stakeholders.

One vital contribution of a repeated feedback operation is its role in creating and nurturing a shared space, where people can express themselves if they want to. This collective space can also be used as a medium for constructing and expressing the team’s shared history with the population and for highlighting a shared culture.

Our publications on knowledge dissemination

Hertrich Véronique, Amandine Stephan et l’équipe Slam, 2013. – Données sur la population. Zenilobe ba nico bio wa . Projet Slam – Suivi longitudinal au Mali – Paris, Ined, 28 p. [Document à l’intention des villages enquêtés et des décideurs locaux]

Hertrich Véronique, Marie Lesclingand, Martine Quaglia et Amandine Stephan, 2012. – Construire une enquête dans la durée : restitution audiovisuelle et sketches villageois au Mali, in : Nathalie Mondain et Arzouma Eric Bologo (ss la dir.), La recherche en contexte de vulnérabilité. Engagement du chercheur et enjeux éthiques, 280 p. – Paris, L’Harmattan, Collection « logiques sociales », pp. 199-226.

Hertrich Véronique, Marie Lesclingand, Martine Quaglia et Amandine Stephan, 2011. – Constructing a survey over time: audio-visual feedback and theatre sketches in rural Mali, Demographic Research, vol. 25, n°22, 2011, p. 695-722 (; doi:10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.22)

Hertrich Véronique, 2011. – Entre les attentes des enquêtés et la dette du chercheur, réflexions autour d’une démarche de restitution au Mali, Interrogations?, 13, p. 131-150. (          

Lesclingand Marie et Véronique Hertrich, 2007. – Quand la population change… Restitution d'une recherche au Mali / When the Population is Changing. A Presentation of Research Findings in Mali – Paris, INED [CD]

Hertrich Véronique et Seydou Keïta (coordonné par), 2003. – Questions de population au Mali. – Bamako (Mali), Le Figuier, UNFPA-Mali, 300 p. 

  • Photo Slam, Ined
  • Sketch, Photo Slam, Ined