A Practical Guide To Digital Data Collection

Table of contents edit

Introduction edit

  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 Approach edit

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

Preparing for Fieldwork edit

  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 Fieldwork edit

  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 Design edit

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

Digital Data Collection edit

Data Transmission edit

KoBoForm: Building Surveys and Forms edit

KoBoCollect: Mobile Data Collection edit

KoBoSync: Offline Data Synchronization edit

XForm Primer edit

Developers edit

Data Analysis edit

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

Mapping edit

Administrative Procedures edit

Meta edit