A Methodology for a Longitudinal Study on Reintegration Outcomes for Returnees
The objective of this paper is to design a methodology for a longitudinal study on reintegration outcomes for returnees. A longitudinal study involves a methodology that allows the same variables to be observed over time, thereby allowing a window into the effect of time on the dynamic being studied. This report presents a proposed methodology for a longitudinal study that will measure reintegration outcomes in the long term, utilizing the RSS as its tool for measurement.
As part of this design process, a series of key informant interviews were conducted with experts in the field in order to understand the gaps in knowledge, the challenges in measuring sustainability and in order to ensure that the realities on the ground are adequately represented in the methodology. A thorough literature review was also conducted in order to supplement the information coming from these interviews.