• Deductive approach with a foundation of inductive approach to field inquiry.
• Accurate measurement of time and better management of observation data by use of software based data collection tools.
• Variations across settings (tribal, non-tribal) and cadres studied.
• GPS enabled android-based app led to recording accurate movement in the field
• Stringent field based monitoring and supportive supervision
• A multi-disciplinary team of experts for technical guidance
• Observing inter-departmental convergence
• Hawthorne effect
• Inter-observer bias, due to big team of observers
• Only male observers in the team, however no discomfort expressed by participants who were largely females.
• Home to home follow up by a male was uncomfortable for few female workers because of social or cultural reasons
• Malfunctioning of few tablets initially (two to three times in the first district).
• To capture best practices from the field to develop model work plan for FLHWs.
• To identify policy implications and interventions for redefining job responsibilities of FLHWs.
• Voicing the concerns of the lowest cadre that are unheard.
• Any punitive action against FLHWs, and ASHAs if the findings were not acceptable to higher administration. Although anonymity was maintained during reporting.