Research Design Mobile Data Collection using ODK KobotoolBox and Mapping Course

Research Design Mobile Data Collection using ODK KobotoolBox and Mapping Course

Introduction

In the development world, there has been an increase in the number of data gathering initiative such as baseline surveys, Socio-Economic Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Nutrition Surveys, Food Security Surveys, Program Evaluation Surveys, Employees, customers and vendor satisfaction surveys, and opinion polls among others, all intended to provide data for decision making.

It is essential that these efforts go beyond merely generating new insights from data but also to systematically enhance individual human judgment in real development contexts. How can organizations better manage the process of converting the potential of data science to real development outcomes? This ten days hands-on course is tailored to put all these important consideration into perspective. It is envisioned that upon completion, the participants will be empowered with the necessary skills to produce accurate and cost effective data and reports that are useful and friendly for decision making.

It will be conducted using ODK, KoboToolBox, Ona and QGIS

Duration

5 Days

 

Course Objectives 

·         Design and Implement universally acceptable Surveys

·         Convert data into various formats using appropriate software

·         Use mobile data gathering tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK)

·         Designing & building a form using ODK Build

·         Uploading the form to aggregate & send to Android phone

·         Setting up aggregate server

·         Mobile data collection using ODK

·         Submitting completed data to aggregate server

·         Exporting data from ODK aggregate as CSV

·         Importing ODK - CSV file into statistical applications

·         Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)

·         Put strategies to improve data demand and use in decision making

·         Develop and implement a GIS project

·         Lear how to edit data in GIS

·         Learn map design ,symbolization and   publishing

 

Who Should Attend

This is a general course targeting participants with elementary knowledge of Statistics from Agriculture, Economics, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Education, Medical or public health professionals among others who already have some statistical knowledge, but wish to be conversant with the concepts and applications of statistical modeling.

 

Topics to Be Covered

Module1: Basic statistical terms and concepts

·         Introduction to statistical concepts

·         Descriptive Statistics

·         Inferential statistics

Module 2: Research Design

·         The role and purpose of research design

·         Types of research designs

·         The research process

·         Which method to choose?

·         Exercise: Identify a project of choice and developing a research design

Module 3: Survey Planning, Implementation and Completion

·         Types of surveys

·         The survey process

·         Survey design

·         Methods of survey sampling

·         Determining the Sample size

·         Planning a survey

·         Conducting the survey

·         After the survey

·         Exercise: Planning for a survey based on the research design selected

Module 4: Introduction

 

·         Introduction to Mobile Data gathering

·         Benefits of Mobile Applications

·         Introduction to common mobile based data collection platforms

·         Managing devices

·         Challenges of Data Collection

·         Data aggregation, storage and dissemination

·         Types of questions

·         Data types for each question

·         Types of questionnaire or Form logic

·         Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia

 

Module 5: Survey Authoring

·         Design forms using a web interface using:

o    ODK Build

o    Koboforms

o    PurcForms

·         Hands-on Exercise

Module 6: Preparing the mobile phone for data collection

·         Installing applications: ODK Collect

o    Using Google play

o    Manual install (.apk files)

·         Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)

·         Uploading the form into the mobile devices

·         Hands-on Exercise

 

Module 7: 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

Module 8: Advanced survey Authoring

 

·         Conditional Survey Branching

o    Required questions

o    Constraining responses

o    Skip: Asking Relevant questions

o    The specify other

·         Grouping questions

o    Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)

·         Repeating a set of questions

·         Special formatting 

·         Making dynamic calculations

 

Module 9: Hosting survey data (Online)

·         ODK Aggregate

·         ona.io

·         KoboToolbox

·         Uploading forms to the server

Module 10: 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 11: GIS mapping of survey data using QGIS

·         Introduction to GIS for Researchers and data scientists

·         Importing survey data into a QGIS

·         Mapping of survey data using QGIS

·         Exercise: QGIS mapping exercise.

General Notes

 

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs

·         The participant must be conversant with English

·         Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park.

·         Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.

·         For any enquiry to: training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

·         Website: www.fdc-k.org

Date: 11/11/2019 to 15/11/2019

Course date, duration and fee

Start Date: 11/11/2019

End Date: 15/11/2019

Duration: 5 Days

Cost: USD 1,000, KES 70,000

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Research Design, Mobile Data Collection using ODK KobotoolBox and Mapping Course

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Start Date: 14/10/2019

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Research Design, Mobile Data Collection using ODK KobotoolBox and Mapping Course

Cost: USD 1,000, KES 70,000

Start Date: 11/11/2019

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Research Design, Mobile Data Collection using ODK KobotoolBox and Mapping Course

Cost: USD 1,000, KES 70,000

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End Date 13/12/2019

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Group Rates DISCOUNTED at (10% - 50%)

# of Days
5 DAYS PER PERSON
10 DAYS PER PERSON
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1. 1 70,000.00 1000.00 900.00 140,000.00 2000.00 1800.00
2. 2 - 11 63,000.00 800.00 700.00 126,000.00 1,600.00 1,400.00
3. 12 - 21 57,000.00 750.00 650.00 114,000.00 1,500.00 1,300.00
4. 22 - 31 54,500.00 700.00 600.00 109,000.00 1,400.00 1,200.00
5. 32 - 41 48,500.00 650.00 550.00 97,000.00 1,300.00 1,100.00
6. 42 - 51 42,500.00 600.00 500.00 85,000.00 1,200.00 1,000.00
7. 52 > Above 35,000.00 500.00 450.00 70000.00 1000.00 900.00

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