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Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and Kobo Toolbox Course

INTRODUCTION
Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part 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.

ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection and M&E.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you. This training course also comes with additional M&E and GIS modules to help participants put the skills acquired into perspective. The GIS module will help participants work with spatial data.

THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WORKING IN
Impact Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Academic Research, Market Research, Field Research, Agriculture, Health, Education, WASH, Handicapped, Human rights, Emergencies/disasters, Advocacy, Education, Environment, Small business development, Community development, Rural development, Women, Youth, Population, Rehabilitation, Culture, Capacity Building, Appropriate technology, Income, generation, Private sector, Refugees/displaced

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc., that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

DURATION
5 Days

COURSE OBJECTIVES
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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module I
Introduction to the course

  • M&E Refresher
  • ICT refresher
  • Introduction to mobile data collection systems architecture.
  • Introduction to common mobile based data collection tools, techniques and platform.
  • Benefits of mobile data collection.
  • Challenges of Mobile Based Data Collection.

Module II
Introduction to Survey Authoring/Digitization

  • types of questions
  • Data types for each question
  • Types of questionnaire or Form logic
  • Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia
  • Introduction to xls forms syntax for survey authoring - Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xls forms.
  • Intermediate Survey Authoring/Digitization
  • Intermediate survey authoring: Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xls forms.

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/Digitization

  • Advanced survey authoring: Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xls forms.
  • Questionnaire logic.
  • Xls forms troubleshooting
  • Converting xls forms to XML
  • XML forms validation

Module IV
Survey Data Hosting

  • Setting up an Apps Engine Account
  • Setting up ODK aggregate server in a cloud server.
  • Setting up ODK Collect for Mobile data collection.
  • Uploading XML forms to ODK Aggregate
  • Hosting platform quota management.
  • Data Visualization and analysis on ODK Aggregate.
  • Downloading/extracting data from ODK Aggregate for analysis.
  • Mobile device calibration for data collection.
  • Managing data collection in the field

Mobile Data Collection Using Kobo Toolbox

  • How to digitize questionnaires using an easy web-based interface.
  • Hosting data on KoBo Toolbox.
  • Setting up KoBo Collect for mobile data collection.
  • Mobile device calibration for data collection.
  • Visualizing and analyzing data on KoBo Toolbox.
  • Downloading/extracting data for analysis.

Module V (GIS)
Spatial Mapping

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)
  • Introduction to Fusion Table
  • Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables
  • Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS
  • Converting data to shape files
  • Choice of Platform
  • Discussion on the Choice of Platform
  • Integrating Mobile Data Collection tools into projects

Choice of Platform

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

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

 REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B.22nd April 2019.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 29-04-2019
Event End Date 03-05-2019
Cut off date 22-04-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Naivasha, Kenya
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