Data Collection have always been an integral part of research, Results Based Management (RBM) including Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). In the past, these tasks were performed with using pen and paper which made them time consuming , error-prone, difficult to conduct on a large scale and high in transaction costs.
Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have opened exciting new avenues on conduction of research and data collection with a huge emphasis on RBM in economic activities and not only projects. One of these advances is the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Instead of manual data collection and entry into database for analysis, data is entered into a device capable of exporting directly into a centralized database for processing and analysis.
If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project/study data using mobile devices then this training course is for you. As it also comes with additional knowledge and skills to customize the learning experience to your relevant sector or subject.
This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in MDC using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of MDC software such as KoBo Toolbox, Collect or ODK etc. is required.
The course is designed for representatives from government organizations, universities and private educational institutions, small and medium businesses, NGOs, professional associations and individual researchers, trainers, and consultants.
Keen interest to develop MDC skills and adequate time for practice
Prior knowledge and skills on MDC not required.
Basic computer literacy of using Google Chrome or any other browser
This course is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English. Sinhala and Tamil medium courses are also available.
Android smart phone and computer or tab with internet facility
One of the most popular and commonly used MDC tools is KoBoToolbox. KoBoToolbox has been used for range of data collections and database requirements.
Academic research studies
University student research
Tracking humanitarian activities
Project progress tracking
Staff performance appraisal
Small business progress tracking
Customer satisfaction surveys
Customer feedback surveys
Member registration database
Events registration database
Conduct one-off surveys
Project mid-term evaluation
Project end-term evaluation
During and directly following disasters
Governments, humanitarian organizations, NGOs, universities, small and medium enterprises and independent researchers, trainers and consultants are the main user categories. KoBoToolbox Open Source Development is supported by Harvard Humanitarian Institute, Brigham Women’s Hospital and KWEYO together with additional support from OCHA, UNHCR, IOM, UNDP, WFP, IRC, WCS, WRI, Save the Children, PHR, USAID, Fidelity Foundation, TIDES, CISCO and Humanity United.
Data collection can be done using Android, IOS or Microsoft smart mobile phones, tabs, laptops, desktops. Remote areas using off-line mode data can be collected without Wi-Fi signal and mobile data. Enumerator device, detail and location verification can be done.
The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques of gathering data for project / programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative mobile data gathering tools. This is a hands-on course for anyone who wishes to learn how to setup a mobile based system to collect, manage, analyze, and map data using KoBoToolbox.
Review the requirement (research, study, evaluation, baseline etc.) and the design to finalize questionnaire and its language/s.
Digitize / transform questionnaire into mobile compatible formats including main sections, sub-sections, skip rules, data validation and other codes.
Add advanced auto calculations, images, audio and video for more interactive surveys
Set up hosting / upload cloud server for survey data
Configure mobile phones / devices for data collection.
Collect data offline (without internet connection), collect data using online mode or using both modes
Visualize and analyze data online and share the dashboard if required
Download data for analysis (as variety of modes including SPSS supported version)
Clean data and produce final database
Develop maps from survey data.
Produce preliminary reports using online real-time visualization
A valid certificate will be issued upon the successful completion (with the compatibility to direct publish on LinkedIn network)
The following six options are available for you to choose.
Easy to learn using interesting techniques
Attractive learning materials including videos and guides.
Mobile and remote data collection skills will add value to your career in facing challenges of doing surveys pandemics such as COVID-19 in the future
Hands-on learning along with experiences link with MDC consultancy projects
Free Q & A Webinar within 2-3 months.
Potential to in PASSAsia’s future MDC consultancies
Award winning entrepreneur, Academic, Management Consultant-Trainer
Hult Prize 2020 International Start up Mentor and Certified MDC Practitioner with hands-on experience of national and international MDCs using KoBo Toolbox, ODK and Collect
PhD Candidate, Master of Business Administration – Management of Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development, Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic and Corporate Finance, Dip in Mass Communication 1st Class, B.Sc. Agriculture majored in Economics Spe. Hons
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