Training on Mobile Data Collection
Why mobile data collection?
The reliance on paper-based data collection forms, and occasionally unstructured documents (journals. notepads, scraps of paper, etc.), creates room for errors, and omissions, which make data susceptible to compliance risks, and not to mention damage, or loss!
Whether conducting a large or small survey, or routine data collection for monitoring and evaluation, our award winning mobile data collection (MDC) platform offers, ease of setup, and intuitive form creation; you’ll be up and running in minutes!
Our platform is unique in the way it combines data collection with the ability to broadcast SMS and audio messaging, which beneficiaries are able to access on their own phones, as well as integrated text-to-speech available in 17 languages (with more being added each day!), which means that surveys can now be sent to semi-literate participants!
The 2-day intensive training is comprised of the following modules
I – The Basics
Introduction to Results Based Management (RBM)
Results Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specific jargon
Understand M&E Basic Principles
Introduction to Mobile Data Collection (MDC) / Remote monitoring
II – Beyond the Basics
The Logical Framework
Activity: Develop a LOGFRAME using the The Electronic Logframe Matrix (ELM); an easy tool for understanding and building better Logframes.
Selecting Performance Indicators using the electronic version of the Standardized Program Structure and Definitions (eSPSD)
Data Quality Assessment (DQA) – Assessing the five dimensions of data quality
III – Getting to Grips
Activity: Setting up user account, and creating an electronic form
Activity: Integrating Unique Identifier Code (UIC)
Preparing for field activity
Activity: Real-time MDC exercise using our award-winning platform
Data visualization, and dashboards