In this series of blog posts, we will explore ex-post harmonization: the art of combining data from different surveys. In the introductory post, Dr. Ranjit K. Singh explains the motivation behind the series and outline the upcoming topics. The series is aimed at both seasoned ex-post harmonization practitioners as well as researchers who are curious about ex-post harmonization and how it can enrich their research projects.
Intro: Adventures in ex-post harmonization: Frankenstein’s Creature
Post 1: The sum and its parts: The benefits of combining data from different surveys
Ex-post harmonization – combining data from different surveys – requires quite some effort. In this post, we explore the many reasons why it is still worth it. All benefits discussed here apply equally to large scale and smaller ex-post harmonization efforts.