Post by Lizzie – Day 4 – Conducting Quantitative Research

On Wednesday, my group went to the Belaku office to look at the quantitative research that the trust had collected using questionnaires conducted in 80 rural villages. The data was collected from over 600 pregnant women and asked about the healthcare that they received prior to and during delivery. We used SPSS to create frequencies, crosstabs and chi-squared tests to investigate the quality of care delivered to the women. There were five questionnaires in total and we looked at the initial, antenatal and post-delivery questionnaires to get a feel of the data and what the women were asked. We decided to focus our research on technical and non-technical aspects of care during the antenatal period and at delivery.