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Field management involves managing staff, contractors, and field firms so that data collection is completed on time, on budget, without missing observations, and at high quality. Without direct (and usually intensive) oversight of this critical process, unknown errors can enter the dataset. If these errors are made systematically by the data collection team, they can induce biases of unknown size and direction into the estimates of program effects for even the best-executed intervention.

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Introduction

Field management involves managing staff, contractors, and field firms so that data collection is completed on time, on budget, without missing observations, and at high quality. Without direct (and usually intensive) oversight of this critical process, unknown errors can enter the dataset. If these errors are made systematically by the data collection team, they can induce biases of unknown size and direction into the estimates of program effects for even the best-executed intervention.