FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How does this help? 

This is a “basic” research study – this means that our primary goal is to learn more about child growth and health, and to share our general findings in reports and articles. Other organizations (for example, government or non-government organizations) may use these findings to design aid interventions. We also plan to share our findings with the Utila community. Working with locals and organizations, we will prepare presentations and reports so participants and others on the island can better understand what we are studying.

We also provide compensation to participants for taking time from their work to participate. Go to our sign up page to learn more about compensation amounts for each interview.

Is there any risk to participating?

This study is completely confidential. This means that we will not share the data with anyone outside the primary research team. Names will not be connected to interview responses in the same data file.

We are interested in general patterns, not specific individuals. All reports or articles will discuss overall findings, and never any particular individual.