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Countries: India
Regions: Ganges - Brahmaputra, India
Org. Type: Business
Industry Sectors: Professional Services and Consulting
Language: English
Org. Website: www.sigma-india.in
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Overview : Sigma Research and Consulting is a research and consulting organisation offering full fledged research services in the social and development sector, and all India data collection / field and tabulation services across all sectors. The ∑ (or summation) in the logo of Sigma indicates the totality of the research arena that Sigma intends and is equipped to cover. The σ (or standard deviation, a powerful and very commonly used statistical measure) indicates...

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Overview : Sigma Research and Consulting is a research and consulting organisation offering full fledged research services in the social and development sector, and all India data collection / field and tabulation services across all sectors. The ∑ (or summation) in the logo of Sigma indicates the totality of the research arena that Sigma intends and is equipped to cover. The σ (or standard deviation, a powerful and very commonly used statistical measure) indicates the commitment of Sigma to minimise variation and maximise consistency in the data elicited and presented which forms the basis for several crucial decisions at the end of the research study. The core values of Sigma : The core values and foundation on which the structure of Sigma rests are: Ethics Integrity Tenacity We believe that these values are imperative in delivering our promise of data with integrity and rigour. Sigma Research and Consulting Private Limited Company, New Delhi, India is an independent organisation, actively engaged in social and development sector research. We are committed to maintaining highest possible scientific and ethical standards. In accordance with this belief in the values, Institutional Review Board of Sigma (Sigma-IRB) is being constituted to ensure the quality of research and to prevent the misuse of research of human subjects. The Sigma-IRB has been registered with the Division of Assurance and Quality Improvement of Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Offices / network : Sigma’s main office is in Delhi, and it has branch offices in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar. In addition, Sigma has local field team presence in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and Kerala. Capabilities of Sigma: Social Research Centre • Social research on health and non health issues • Policy research • Consulting • Report preparation • Preparation of presentation Field and Tabulation Unit • All India survey • FGDs • Rural studies • Studies on sensitive issues • Quality assurance • Field audit / monitoring of field work Data Processing • Data entry • Data validation • Tabulation • Analysis • Multivariate analysis • Data entry and software development In line with the core values, Sigma strives to provide high quality research, as well as strategic consulting services to clients in the social and development sector in India and also abroad through its Social Research Centre (SRC). Specific services offered Questionnaire / instrument development, Sampling, House listing and mapping, Recruitment of Field staff and Training, Field work (quantitative as well as qualitative), Data processing, Tabulation plan, Content analysis (in case of qualitative) , Report preparation , Presentation preparation The type of studies the SRC team handles include  Baseline survey  Mid term assessment  End line survey  Monitoring study  Evaluation study  Mapping study  Needs assessment  Policy research  Communication needs assessment study  Communication strategy development study  Rapid appraisal  Concurrent evaluation  Qualitative studies (using case study, FGD, IDI, Observation, PRA etc) The issues covered in such studies are listed below  Ageing  Bio diversity  Child / New born health  Child labour  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  Customer Satisfaction  Disaster management  Education  Energy  Gender  Governance /E governance  Health  Highways / Transport  HIV / AIDS  Infrastructure  Livelihood  Maternal health  Micro finance  Nutrition  Population / Demography  Poverty  Reproductive and child health  Rural development  Sexual health / STIs  Social forestry  Urban health  Water & sanitation  Women empowerment OUR EXPERIENCE IN CAPI Sigma has experience of data collection through CAPI using Laptop/mini laptop and Android Tablets. We have used CSPro language to develop CAPI Tools for data collection using Laptop/mini Laptops. And used Connect survey and Surveylitics for Android based applications. Availability of Device Sigma owns 80 Videocon VT75C 7” TABLETs and these are available in 6 branches (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai). These can be mobilized as per the need from one place to another or within the state. As regards the laptops for data collection, these are hired based on the project need. Data Management Sigma has good data management team with rich experience in handling large scale data sets. Once the data is collected and uploaded to the server, same will be exported and quality checks will be conducted by the team. Feedback also will be provided to the field teams to improve their performance as well as correct their errors. Test run tables also will be shared with Researchers as per their need to check the response rate for key indicators. Our projects and experience in water and sanitation • Safe Water Study in Tamil Nadu for Abt Associates • Study on water and sanitation loan products and water credit products in Tamil Nadu for Hand in Hand • Hygiene Practices in Anganwadi Centres, Orissa for UNICEF • Base line Study on Water and Sanitation Project in Karnataka, Shri T o Muniswamappa Trust • Market Assessment for Small Water Enterprise Kiosk Initiative for Safe Water Network • Safe Water Study in Tamil Nadu (Second Round) for ABT Associates • Panel Study (Longitudinal study) on Safe Water in 4 Districts of Tamil Nadu • For ABT Associates • Study among MFI Members to understand Purchase Intentions of Gravity Water Filters in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh for Abt Associates • Endline SWP Study in Nagda, MP,Abt Associates • Rapid Assessment of Sustainability of Rural Sanitation Outcomes in Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Feedback Ventures /WSP • Safe Water Study in Madhya Pradesh, Abt Associates • Assessment of Usage of HWTS Products by MFI members in,Nagda and Neemuch, Abt Associates • Assessment of Usage of HWTS Products by MFI members in Neemuch, Abt Associates • Endline SWP Study in Warangal, Abt Associates • Survey of Nirmal Gram Puraskar 2011 in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation • Study on Domestic water estimation in Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore • Study on Domestic Water Estimation in Bangalore City, Stockholm Environment Institute • Rural Sanitation Opinion Research, Edelman India Pvt Ltd/ WSP • Safe Water Study in Tamil Nadu for Abt Associates • Study on water and sanitation loan products and water credit products in Tamil Nadu for Hand in Hand • Hygiene Practices in Anganwadi Centres, Orissa for UNICEF • Base line Study on Water and Sanitation Project in Karnataka, Shri T Muniswamappa Trust • Market Assessment for Small Water Enterprise Kiosk Initiative for Safe Water Network • Safe Water Study in Tamil Nadu (Second Round) for ABT Associates • Panel Study (Longitudinal study) on Safe Water in 4 Districts of Tamil Nadu • For ABT Associates • Study among MFI Members to understand Purchase Intentions of Gravity Water Filters in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh for Abt Associates • Endline SWP Study in Nagda, MP,Abt Associates • Rapid Assessment of Sustainability of Rural Sanitation Outcomes in Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Feedback Ventures /WSP • Safe Water Study in Madhya Pradesh, Abt Associates • Assessment of Usage of HWTS Products by MFI members in,Nagda and Neemuch, Abt Associates • Assessment of Usage of HWTS Products by MFI members in Neemuch, Abt Associates • Endline SWP Study in Warangal, Abt Associates • Survey of Nirmal Gram Puraskar 2011 in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation • Study on Domestic water estimation in Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore • Study on Domestic Water Estimation in Bangalore City, Stockholm Environment Institute • Rural Sanitation Opinion Research, Edelman India Pvt Ltd/ WSP

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