2018 Nüfus ve Sağlık Araştırması Suriyeli Göçmen Örneklemi
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Technological developments and migration waves taking place in much of the world constitute the principal foci of the era we live in. These dynamism, mobility and innovation bring along not only paradigmatic transformations but also problematization of adaptation and implementation of vital and organizational activities through policies and strategies. In this period where establishing the relationship of knowledge and politics at the highest order is of the essence, inter-institutional and interpersonal active interaction and communication become more possible by being open to cooperations and collaborations in both local and international levels. Within this context, Turkey, with its demografic structure, health system, and migration and population policies, is in a constantly and rapidly changing and developing position, and the knowledge and policies to be produced in these issues have a more distinctive meaning and value than ever. As the eleventh demographic survey and sixth Turkey Demographic and Health Survey carried out by Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies since 1968, 2018 TDHS has re-constructed itself on aforementioned focal points. In this sense, it has the feature of being the first and most extensive research to produce nationally representative quantitative data by means of sample, listing, fieldwork stages designed specific to Syrian migrant population living in Turkey along with Turkey population in general. Data-based monitoring of Turkey is of high importance in terms of Sustainable Development Goals. With this design, some indicators for Turkey, which cannot be obtained from other data sources, are produced within the scope of 2018 TDHS. Additionally, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) has been preferred in 2018 TDHS as an innovative technique in order to, first, be in tune with the times through technological improvements and in line with their requirements; and, second, to contribute epistemologically, ontologically and methodologically to the discussions of the minimization of time-labour-budget triangle while maximizing the data quality. Under the light of this theoretical and political background, 2018 TDHS was initiated in May 2018 as a 30- month project. After the completion of sample design, sample selection, and questionnaire design, the listing activity took place in August-September 2018; and data collection and data entry activities in October 2018-February 2019. In 2018 TDHS, interviews were completed with 13,982 households and 7,345 women in 15-49 age group in 754 clusters. In realization of 2018 TDHS, many institutions and individuals had significant efforts, contributions and support at various stages. I would like to thank The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey who has supported the 2018 TDHS project as a Research and Development (R&D) project under the 1007 Support Program for Research Projects of Public Institutions; the Presidency of Turkey Directorate of Strategy and Budget who is the beneficiary institute and has contributed to all stages of the project; the Ministry of Health, Public Health Institution of Turkey, especially for their support during fieldwork; the Turkish Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management for their contribution in sample selection; the Governorships, Provincial Public Health Directorates and Provincial Directorates of Migration Management and UNICEF Turkey for their support during the fieldwork. T xiv • Preface I pay tribute to valuable contributions of the Steering Committee members of 2018 TDHS and contributions of academics, employees of public and international institutions, who did not withhold their support and recommendations during the questionnaire design. I am grateful to all respondents in selected households of the survey sample who accepted to be involved in the survey and answered the questions, as well as the personnel in pre-testing, listing, data collection and data entry for their efforts. Without their participation, this survey could not have been carried out. I would like to thank all experts at the DHS Program/ICF International team for their contributions to data entry, data processing and analysis and to the finalization of the report in English, as well as to making the survey reach international standards. I would like to express my gratitude to our Rector Prof. Dr. A. Haluk Özen for his support in all phases of the most recent survey of demographic survey series carried out more than a half century by Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies. Last but not least, I would like to thank to our Institute’s professors, academic staff, project assistants and administrative personnel, who actualized the survey by contributing to all stages of 2018 TDHS with their endeavors and knowledge.