SurveyCTO has led the digital data collection space in developing data collection capabilities that both reflect and anticipate your needs. As data collection becomes more restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re expanding platform functionalities and developing robust resources to help projects adapt, particularly to telephone surveying, also known as computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI).
We’ve developed a CATI starter kit to help transition projects, introduced a new early release version of SurveyCTO Collect for Android with enhanced CATI functionality, and released a software update that broadens platform flexibility in many ways, including the freedom to use field plug-ins to fully control how survey form questions look and operate. In our next webinar on May 27, 2020 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM ET, we’ll be joined by technical solution providers from the Abdul Latif Jamal Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to demonstrate how to use field plug-ins for phone surveying and adapting your projects to COVID-19.
A member of our expert support team will lead a 40-minute presentation and then open the discussion to any of your questions. If you miss the live webinar, you can watch the recording that we’ll post in our video library.
What you’ll learn
Field plug-ins enable you to control the appearance and functionality of questions in your data collection instrument. In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to a sample of field plug-ins we’ve created to address pressing needs, particularly transitioning to CATI, as well as those that address many of our most popular feature requests. We’ll also have presenters from J-PAL and IPA, global leaders in evidence-based research and policy analysis, share plug-ins they’ve created for SurveyCTO forms. You can easily integrate these field plug-ins into your forms, as well as modify them to meet your needs. Here are some examples of what we’ll look at:
- Automatically populate the phone dialer application on a device with a phone number stored in a form, ready to be called by the user.
- Automatically generate SMS messages on a device pre-populated with the message and recipient’s phone number, ready to be sent by the user.
- Show an image with clickable regions, and capture which region was selected.
- Specify time limits to answer questions and advance to the next question when the time runs out.
- Track exactly how long a task takes to complete and count the number of times a certain event occurs inside a time limit. This support allows for timed assessments and experiments, such as the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA).
We’re actively expanding the field plug-ins catalog. To learn more about how to use them and create your own, check out our Support Center guidance. We’ll also continue to build rapidly on platform flexibility and release additional updates and resources as needed to meet evolving needs. Read our updated product roadmap to learn more.
How to attend?
The webinar will be held on May 27, 2020 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM ET. Register today to attend! We’ll also post video recordings of all the webinars in our video library and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
You can also check out the video recording of our last webinar on how to transition your projects from in-person to telephone interviewing using the CATI starter kit. If you’re a SurveyCTO user and need help now, our support team is available 24×7. Go to the Support Center and click on the link to “Submit a support request.” No question is too small.