In this second installment of SurveyCTO’s webinar series, we show you how to update your household rosters by combining baseline and endline household rosters into one list in the SurveyCTO platform. We do so by assembling a choice list that captures all the members of a household, both new and previous. This choice list can be created in an endline survey, as well as in any midline surveys.
SurveyCTO is the most reliable, secure, and scalable mobile data collection platform for researchers and professionals working in offline settings.
Check out our panels on best practices on collecting data in conflict-affected environments and developing MERL tech solutions.
In this webinar, we walk through a household survey example where we first create a roster of household members, followed by two rosters that match spouses to each other and children to parents. Lastly, we store those connections.
You’ll learn best practices on how to use SurveyCTO’s audio audit feature to hear field interviews and increase the quality of your data. You’ll also learn about the important ethical requirements to consider.
2.51 introduces features for faster survey form testing; simple, yet powerful, choice-order randomization; expanded functionality for more thorough on-device survey review; and many more features for better surveys and data
The newest version of SurveyCTO, 2.51, is designed to save you time. Whether you spend most of your time at the beginning of the data collection process – designing and testing survey forms within the server console – or towards the end – managing and reviewing field-based surveys – 2.51 has a new suite of tools to improve the quality of your data in less time.
If you are launching a research project in a country where you don’t have a physical presence, you may be considering the possibility of collecting data with a sub-contracted survey…
SurveyCTO version 2.50 has just been released! This release was focused on security, team management, and data quality.
Machine learning is not like blockchain: there’s something useful there, beyond the hype. That’s why we've been quietly working on our machine-learning roadmap for quite some time already...
SurveyCTO 2.41 is out – and our best version yet! Learn more about the new Likert appearance styles, review & correction options, Data Explorer import and export features, linking in from Stata or Excel, and more.
Dobility sat down with Oxfam Canada’s Anja Kessler to reflect on MERL Tech London 2018, share best practices in digital data collection, and discuss how MEL (monitoring, evaluation, and learning) is improving programing, including Creating Spaces to Act on Violence Against Women and Girls (CS).
The true front line for data quality – the place where the battle for data accuracy is often won or lost – is the point of original data collection. This is the reason why we have been focusing our SurveyCTO efforts on how to help our users collect higher-quality data, and the reason why we’re painfully aware of the so many ways that we and our users could do better.
SurveyCTO allows you to publish incoming data directly from the server to Google Sheets (formerly known as Google Spreadsheets), so you can create dashboards that present up-to-the-minute summaries of your data. You can then use these dashboards to monitor the progress of your surveys, share real-time results with your team, and more. This post shares a simple example.
Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI or just “electronic”) and Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI or just “paper-based”) are two different methods of conducting surveys and collecting data more generally. PAPI is the traditional method in which an enumerator fills in a paper form or questionnaire. CAPI is the newer method, gaining in popularity, where the enumerator uses a tablet, smartphone, or laptop computer to move through the interview and record responses...
The folks at open[Fn] have just released a SalesForce.com integration for SurveyCTO and other ODK-based systems, and we're very excited to have this new option available to our users. (SalesForce.com is a ridiculously powerful cloud platform that can be used for data monitoring, visualization, and management, priced at extremely steep discounts for nonprofits.) ...
It started as a modest experiment in electronic data collection embedded within a much more ambitious experiment involving microfinance in rural India. Today, SurveyCTO has grown into a mature technology platform used to collect data in hundreds of projects around the world. This inaugural blog post seems like a good time to look briefly back, and then forward to where SurveyCTO is headed...