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SurveyCTO Webinar Series: Discover how J-PAL and IPA use SurveyCTO plug-ins for phone surveys

Note: This post references an early version of SurveyCTO Collect for Android which is now available from the Google Play Store. Please see our release notes to learn more and download the latest version here.

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 this webinar, we introduce 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 also had presenters from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), global leaders in evidence-based research and policy analysis, who shared plug-ins they’ve created for phone surveying and adapting projects to COVID-19 in SurveyCTO.

Here are some examples of what we discussed:

Other resources:

If you want to learn more about SurveyCTO’s CATI starter kit, please watch this webinar recording. If you 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.

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Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.