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Mobile phone based data collection using ODK training workshop

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Dear Colleagues,

Learn about the tools and techniques used to gather data for project/ programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

Mobile data collection eases the collection of data by ensuring that this is directly uploaded to the platform server by the evaluators. Instead of recording information on printed paper, which is then manually entered into a database for analysis, data is input into a device and exported directly into a centralized database. Therefore, you can reduce the time, resources, and costs used in the task while improving the quality of the information collected.
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At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

This course is focused on fulfilling one of your most pressing mobile data collection challenges and needs right now.

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Outline

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module I

  • Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
  • Benefits of Mobile Applications
  • Data and types of Data
  • Introduction to  common mobile based data collection platforms
  • Managing devices
  • Challenges of Data Collection
  • Data aggregation, storage and dissemination

Module II

Introduction

Overview of available mobile phone based data collection platforms

Getting started

  • Types of questions
  • Data types for each question
  • Types of questionnaire or Form logic
  • Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia

Survey Authoring

  • Design forms using a web interface using:
    • ODK Build
    • Koboforms
    • PurcForms
  • Hands-on Exercise

Preparing the mobile phone for data collection

  • Installing applications: ODK Collect
    • Using Google play
    • Manual install (.apk files)
  • Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)
  • Uploading the form into the mobile devices
  • Hands-on Exercise

Module III

Designing forms manually: Using XLS Forms

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • New data types
  • Notes and dates
  • Multiple choice Questions
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Hints and Metadata
  • Hands-on Exercise

Advanced survey Authoring

  • Conditional Survey Branching
    • Required questions
    • Constraining responses
    • Skip: Asking Relevant questions
    • The specify other
  • Grouping questions
    • Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)
  • Repeating a set of questions
  • Special formatting
  • Making dynamic calculations

Module IV

Hosting survey data (Online)

  • ODK Aggregate
  • Formhub
  • ona.io
  • KoboToolbox
  • Uploading forms to the server

Hosting Survey Data (Configuring a local server)

Configuring ODK Aggregate on a local server

Downloading data

  • Manual download (ODK Briefcase)
  • Using the online server interface

Hands-on Exercise

Module V

Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)

  • Spatial Mapping
  • Introduction to Fusion Table
  • Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables
  • Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS
  • Converting data to shape files
  • Hand-on Exercise

Choice of Platform

  • Discussion on the Choice of Platform
  • Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into the Project

Course Project using a real survey from participants

  • Presentations
  • Action Plan

Course Summary

  • Discussion on the Choice of Platform
  • Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into the Project
  • Course Project using a real survey from participants
  • Presentations
  • Action Plan
  • Issue of certificates
  • Closure

Schedules

Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019
Weekdays 08:00 AM — 05:00 PM
No. of Days: 5
Total Hours: 8
No. of Participants: 20
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