data collection

CommCareHQ: Edit Export Column Labels

By |2018-09-03T12:01:56+00:00September 3rd, 2018|How To's|

Introduction Data collection has started and now you're eager to take a look at the data. So you setup the export, download it by filtering the Users Groups and then the dates. The anticipation to be able to finally "see" the data is almost overwhelming. You open the excel file (or *.csv file) and then you see this: "hmm... intersting..." you think to yourself. But, you got this so you expand the columns to see what the column headers are and then you see this: Your face will probably look this (or some combination): Don't worry. This post will [...]

CommCareHQ: Publish application

By |2018-03-28T17:46:56+00:00March 3rd, 2018|How To's|

Introduction You've completed building  your application in CommCareHQ and now you're ready to test it on a mobile device. This step by step guide will walk you through the process of publishing your application so your device can install it. 1. Prepare your mobile device: Here's a check list to prepare your mobile device. Make sure your device is: Fully charged connected to WiFi  fully updated Device has the following apps installed: CommCare Barcode scanner (not require, but highly recommended) 2. Publish your Survey Application Step 1. Login to CommCare HQ and select your application Step 2. Access the panel [...]

CommCare Testing Plan

By |2019-04-04T23:28:59+00:00October 12th, 2017|Tools|

Click here for word version CommCare: How to Test Your Mobile Data Collection App! Intro This document outlines a testing plan for [ insert project name ] on the CommCare platform. Each CommCare build should adhere to the following testing plan before deploying live data collection to ensure data quality and that the objectives and purpose of the data collection are met. Mobile Data Collection Lead (This individual is the person actively involved in the building of the application): Each build must have a testing team that consists of a minimum of 2 individuals. At least 1 [...]

Mobile Data Collection: EXPLAINED

By |2018-03-28T17:46:59+00:00February 23rd, 2016|blog|

Mobile Data Collection Mobile data collection is the method of gathering any type of information using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Data collection is not anything new in the field of development, but the introduction of mobile devices has revolutionized the tedious process by making it both more accurate and efficient. Traditionally, data needed to be recorded on site with pen and paper – a process that lends itself to data quality issues. Now, information can be recorded directly onto a mobile device at the source with built in validation and skip logic and then uploaded [...]

CommCare: A tutorial

By |2018-03-28T17:46:59+00:00December 10th, 2015|How To's|

CommCare is a mobile data collection platform built on Open Development Kit (ODK). The following video will walk you through the process of using CommCare on an Android device. The tutorial will cover the following: introduction  Installing an application How to login Updating the survey manually Changing languages Data entry offline + online syncing incomplete / complete forms Note: If you open the video below in a new window you will have access to the time stamped shortcuts in the YouTube comments section https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C2D7Maz2xA

Data Collection: Paper vs. Digital

By |2018-03-28T17:47:00+00:00December 8th, 2015|Tools|

How do you decide whether paper or mobile is a better format for your monitoring and evaluation activities? Yes, mobile technology for data collection is great. There is absolutely no denying that fact. There is increasing evidence that digital data collection is faster, often more reliable, and in many cases, more economical than traditional forms. However, one must really understand the pros and cons of mobile data collection, where it excels and, arguably more important, where it falls short. In an effort to help you determine if mobile data collection is for you and your project the good people of J-Pal have [...]