A Practical Guide To Digital Data Collection

Table of contentsEdit


  1. Purpose
  2. Use of Manual
  3. Field Staff Composition and Organization
  4. Choosing the Right Methodology
  5. Personal Safety and Competence

Developing the Meta ApproachEdit

  1. Research Theory: What is the Research Question?
  2. IRB Considerations
  3. Accessibility
  4. Flow Chart

Preparing for FieldworkEdit

  1. Materials Needed for the Field
  2. Equipment Preparation
  3. Partnering
  4. Security Clearance
  5. Understanding the Territory
  6. Training
  7. Run a Pilot Study

Organization of the FieldworkEdit

  1. Schedule and Field Assignments
  2. Transportation
  3. Supervision of Data Collection
  4. Quality Control/ Quality Assurance
  5. Ethical Considerations and Confidentiality
  6. Cultural Considerations

Survey DesignEdit

  1. Methodologies
  2. Development of Survey Instruments
  3. Statistical Considerations
  4. Sampling Procedures

Digital Data CollectionEdit

Data TransmissionEdit

KoBoForm: Building Surveys and FormsEdit

KoBoCollect: Mobile Data CollectionEdit

KoBoSync: Offline Data SynchronizationEdit

XForm PrimerEdit


Data AnalysisEdit

  1. Transcription and Translation of Survey Results
  2. Tags
  3. Boiler Plate Statements
  4. Obfuscation and Data Scrubbing


Administrative ProceduresEdit