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Mobile Data Collection For M E Using ODK And Kobo Toolbox

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In-Person / Short Course
Ended last Apr 17, 2020
USD  800.00


Dear all,

RE: Mobile Data Collection For M E Using ODK And Kobo Toolbox

FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to high impact training on Mobile Data Collection For M E Using ODK And Kobo Toolbox to be held in Nairobi from 13th - 17th April 2020

Event information

Course Name : Mobile Data Collection For M E Using ODK And Kobo Toolbox

Venue : FineResults Research, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date : 13th - 17th April 2020

Course Fee : KES 65000 or USD 800

Registration : REGISTER HERE


Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been integral parts of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. Information and communication technology (ICT) tools, including hardware like mobile phones and tablets, applications with the capacity to create digital surveys, and software that allows users to upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection and M&E.



5 Days.



The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/ programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.



Module 1: Introduction

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

  • Questionnaire Design

Getting started in ODK

  • Types of questions

  • Data types for each question

  • Types of questionnaire or Form logic

  • Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia


Module 2: Survey Authoring and Preparation of mobile phone for data collection

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 3: Designing forms and advanced survey authoring

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 4: Hosting survey data

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


Module 5: 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

NB: We are offering you a half day, fun and interactive team building event!


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email: [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: [email protected]

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How to participate

Individual Registration

Contact information

Email:[email protected]

TEL: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295

Website: fineresultsresearch.org/training/

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No. of Days: 5
Total Hours: 50
No. of Participants: 50
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FineResults Research Services offers training solutions to individuals, communities, governments and civil society organizations, both local and international.

We also provide application-oriented and field-based consultancy services in all aspects of research and evaluations from inception to completion. This includes research designs, designing monitoring and evaluations systems, technical reviews, programme evaluations, questionnaire validation, data collection, data capture, data analysis and report writing. FineResults Research Services is a limited company incorporated under the laws of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi Kenya.

The organization has a wide range of experience working with both local and international organizations in both consultancies and capacity building in Africa and beyond.


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