Tech 4 Development

in collaboration with

Square Business Consultancy

Mobile Based Data Collection using ODK Course

Date: Monday 4th - Friday 8th September, 2017

Venue: Lilongwe, Malawi

Language: English

Charges: USD 1,276.00

Introduction

Mobile data collection and reporting projects are abundant now that mobile use for development is taking off. Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage data collection.

Why train on electronic data collection?

• It is fairly easy to develop & use,
• Fairly low barriers to mobile data collection,
• Expedites research (Data already digitized),
• Decreased research cost in the long run and,
• More data types can be collected.

Benefits of using ODK in data Collection

• It is possible to do direct visualization (maps) although for detailed maps one has to export data to QGIS,
• Can be used for real time monitoring
• Data can be exported to other Statistical softwares for analysis such as SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, NVivo among others,
• Offers the option of using the exact same form to collect data in different countries,
• Automatically aggregates data,
• Set rules to ensure collection of clean, quality and credible data,
• Saves the cost and time for data entry, transcription, cleanings and
• Helps in conserving the environment by saving papers aggregation, that would be used to develop questionnaires.

Introduction

Mobile data collection and reporting projects are abundant now that mobile use for development is taking off. Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage data collection.

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